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2022-01-27: News Headlines

WSWS (2022-01-27). Berlin film festival officials decide to hold in-person event despite record Omicron infection rates. wsws.org The decision of the Berlinale management is clearly directed against the health, lives and cultural interests of the population.

WSWS (2022-01-27). Sri Lankan president maintains criminal silence as Omicron cases surge. wsws.org The Omicron outbreak in Sri Lanka has exploded Rajapakse's lie that his regime has brought the pandemic under control and created the conditions "to resume normal community life."

WSWS (2022-01-27). West Coast educators and students hold meeting on the fight to pause in-person learning at unsafe schools. wsws.org On Sunday, the West Coast Educators Rank-and-File Safety Committees held an online meeting in opposition to the ruling class drive to keep schools open amid the spread of the Omicron variant.

WSWS (2022-01-27). Australian school guidelines detail dangerous COVID-19 conditions. wsws.org The documents underscore the unsafe conditions that await school workers and students—unless opposed, the return to face to face teaching will inflict entirely preventable mass infection and serious illness and death.

WSWS (2022-01-27). COVID-19 ravages homeless shelters in Toronto. wsws.org Recently homeless individuals are ten times more likely to need intensive care treatment and five times more likely to die than other Canadians infected with COVID-19.

WSWS (2022-01-27). Close schools to eliminate the virus! Why the OUSD tentative agreement will not stop COVID-19. wsws.org The tentative agreement reached between the Oakland Unified School District and the Oakland Educators Association will do nothing to fundamentally stop the spread of the virus.

WSWS (2022-01-27). As COVID-19 surges, deaths exceeded births in half of US states. wsws.org The devastation wrought by the pandemic has also led to an unprecedented situation in which deaths exceeded births in half of all US states in 2020. This decline in the birth-to-death ratio produced the smallest annual percentage population gain in at least a century.

WSWS (2022-01-27). Pseudo-left National Educators United "understands" Biden's diktat that schools stay open. wsws.org Amid skyrocketing COVID-19 cases, a collapsing health care system and a horrifying death toll, the NEU has organized a petition to beg Biden and the Democrats for a bit more PPE.

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2022-01-27). "Bastille 2022": Building a Worldwide Movement Against "Corona Tyranny" globalresearch.ca Bastille 2022 pertains to the restoration of fundamental rights. It seeks to reverse the criminal COVID-19 agenda which in the course of the last two years has triggered economic, social and political chaos Worldwide, coupled with bankruptcies, unemployment, mass poverty and despair.

WSWS (2022-01-27). Victimized Indian auto worker speaks in support of Global Workers Inquest into the COVID-19 Pandemic. wsws.org "The corporations and the governments," explains Balakrishnan, "are only concerned about accumulating profit, not the well-being and safety of people."

WSWS (2022-01-27). School-driven explosion of COVID cases in children linked to alarming spike of MIS-C. wsws.org The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Pediatrics reports that the vast majority of MIS-C resulted from mild or asymptomatic COVID-19 infections.

WSWS (2022-01-27). UK: "Partygate" report delayed as Johnson seeks political survival through warmongering and untrammelled COVID herd immunity. wsws.org Johnson stood his ground on his ability to "deliver" the policies dearest to the heart of the Tory right-wing, historically Brexit and today the reopening of the economy and assuming a leading role in US-led military provocations against Russia.

Olivia Rosane (2022-01-27). Toxic forever chemicals found in almost 75 percent of stain and waterproof gear sold by major retailers. nationofchange.org Nearly three-quarters of water- and stain-resistant products contain toxic forever chemicals, a new report has found. Public health and environmental organization Toxic-Free Future tested 60 products from 10 major retailers. Of 47 products labeled stain-or water-resistant, 72 percent of them tested positive for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), chemicals known for their persistence in the …

WSWS (2022-01-27). Judge imposes strike ban on 17,000 BNSF railway workers. wsws.org While the United States never tires of lecturing other countries about their violation of "human rights" and "democracy," the US government regularly runs roughshod over the basic rights of workers, including their right to strike and their right to a safe and healthy work environment.

WSWS (2022-01-27). Wisconsin judge temporarily blocks employees from leaving their hospital jobs. wsws.org A group of seven health care specialists were temporarily blocked by a Wisconsin judge's court order from leaving ThedaCare and starting new jobs at a competing hospital chain.

WSWS (2022-01-27). Australian Labor leader offers to use pandemic crisis to restructure economy. wsws.org Albanese, who as opposition leader has backed the profit-driven "live with the virus" drive, made no mention in his National Press Club speech to the huge wave of infections that it has unleashed.

WSWS (2022-01-27). Wall Street millionaire Jeff Zients directs Biden's policy of mass death. wsws.org In order to understand the catastrophic response of the Biden administration to the pandemic, it is necessary to examine the background and political career of the man quietly operating at the center of this response.

WSWS (2022-01-26). What "endemic" COVID-19 really means: Mass infection and death forever. wsws.org Government officials and the corporate media want to declare COVID-19 "endemic," to enforce policies that will have disastrous consequences for the working class.

Editor (2022-01-26). Omicron Spread Continues at San Quentin State Prison. scheerpost.com Photo by everett225 on Depositphotos.com. | By Steve Brooks / At San Quentin State Prison (SQ), a musical symphony of hoarse voices, hacking coughs and the clearing of congested nasal passages is signaling another outbreak of COVID-19. | The new Omicron variant, which reportedly broke out in SQ's Alpine and H-Units early January, is now spreading throughout the North and West Block housing units even though the prison was placed on a 15-day lockdown last week along with…

WSWS (2022-01-26). More than a quarter of Los Angeles students are out sick amid Omicron surge. wsws.org As the Los Angeles Unified School District enters the third week of the spring semester, coronavirus cases continue to explode throughout student and staff populations.

Staff (2022-01-26). Africa CDC Director: Vaccine Inequity Prolongs the Pandemic. Global Cooperation Can Stop New Variants. democracynow.org As new cases of the highly infectious Omicron variant continue to climb in undervaccinated parts of the world, we speak to the head of the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention about how vaccine inequity could lead to even more variants of the coronavirus. Dr. John Nkengasong says only 10% of the population is fully immunized in Africa, a continent of 1.3 billion people, and millions of vaccines donated by COVAX went unused because of their short shelf life. Meanwhile, several countries in Africa have begun manufacturing their own vaccines. "We have to shift our focus to vaccinating — that is, m…

Staff (2022-01-26). Headlines for January 26, 2022. democracynow.org U.S. Says Personal Sanctions Against Putin Possible If Russia Invades Ukraine, Aid Ship to Tonga Reports 23 COVID Cases; China Tries to Contain Omicron Ahead of Olympics, Biden Admin Pulls Business Vaccine Requirement; Judge Stays Decision Blocking NY Indoor Mask Mandate, Pfizer Starts Testing Omicron Vaccine; FDA Halts Use of 2 Antibody Therapies | , Leonard Peltier Calls Prison Conditions "Torture" Amid COVID Lockdowns and Neglect, Colombian Indigenous Leader José Albeiro Camayo Killed by Armed Group, Pataxó Protesters in Brazil Launch Blockade, Demand Justice 3 Years After Deadly Vale Dam Disaster, Seven Bangl…

WSWS (2022-01-26). COVID-19 cases spread across the Pacific. wsws.org A social catastrophe is developing as the Omicron strain sweeps into small Pacific island countries that previously avoided the COVID-19 pandemic.

_____ (2022-01-26). Where Is The 100,000-Strong Public Health Corps Biden Promised Us? popularresistance.org A year after Joe Biden's inauguration, things seem bleak. Despite the existence of life-saving vaccines, tests and masks, on January 21, more than 3,000 people were reported to have died of Covid-19, and the last time daily deaths were below 1,000 was in August. With the more transmissible Omicron variant spreading like wildfire, and only 63% of the country with two doses of the vaccine (only 43% of adults with their booster), things may continue to get worse before they get better. Hospitals are filled to the brim while schools and industries deal with absences. Clearly, we need a policy reset. We need to provid…

WSWS (2022-01-26). New Zealand schools and public transport will be breeding grounds for Omicron infections. wsws.org The WSWS spoke to parents and a bus driver who outlined the dangerous conditions in schools and workplaces, which will contribute to the deadly COVID-19 variant spreading rapidly throughout the country.

Amy Goodman (2022-01-26). Only 10 Percent of Africa's Population Is Fully Vaccinated. truthout.org As new cases of the highly infectious Omicron variant continue to climb in undervaccinated parts of the world, we speak to the head of the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention about how vaccine inequity could lead to even more variants of the coronavirus. Dr. John Nkengasong says only 10% of the population is fully immunized in Africa, a continent of 1.3 billion people, and millions of vaccines donated by COVAX went unused because of their short shelf life. Meanwhile, several countries in Africa have…

WSWS (2022-01-26). German officials cut back on contact tracing and testing amid largest COVID-19 wave. wsws.org All parties in Germany's federal parliament, the Bundestag, are cooperating closely to remove the remaining obstacles to the pandemic and to infect the population with the Omicron variant of the coronavirus.

_____ (2022-01-26). Coalminers On Strike For 10 Months Vow Not To Be 'Starved Out'. popularresistance.org About 1,100 coalminers in Alabama have entered 2022 still on strike, more than 10 months since they walked out back in April last year, making it the longest strike in the US since the Covid-19 pandemic began and the longest in Alabama's history. | Workers started the unfair labor practice strike over claims of bad faith bargaining by Warrior Met Coal over a new union contract. In the previous contract settled in 2016, miners accepted several concessions, including a $6-an-hour pay cut and reductions in health insurance and other benefits as the mines switched employers in the wake of a bankruptcy. | The miners o…

_____ (2022-01-26). Glen Ford: Legacy Of A Black Revolutionary. popularresistance.org As 2021 comes to an end, and the U.S. approaches the one-million mark of American lives lost to Covid-19, I would think holiday celebrations should include more somber notes than usual. Instead of seeing street behavior that would acknowledge grieving over 800,000 people in the U.S. who have died of Covid-19, we witness the convulsions for survival in a society and nation that is imploding as the wealth gap stretches far beyond our imaginations. In a nation inundated with death, whether from school shootings, the up-tick in crime rampages, fentanyl overdoses, alongside Covid-19 deaths, those who have passed may o…

_____ (2022-01-26). Striking Massachusetts Nurses Outwait Corporate Giant Tenet. popularresistance.org Last year's longest-running strike came to an end in early January when nurses at St. Vincent Hospital in Worcester, Massachusetts, overwhelmingly voted to ratify their new contract and return to work. | Seven hundred nurses had walked out over dangerous staffing conditions last March—ten months ago. (See previous Labor Notes coverage from last April and August.) | In a year of health care workers organizing amid Covid surges and staffing shortages, St. Vincent nurses stood out for their willingness to strike indefinitely and for the discipline the strikers showed. | Open-ended strikes are still a rarity in…

Editor2 (2022-01-26). The Economics of The Sandinista Revolution in 2022 (Interview). orinocotribune.com Nicaragua ended 2021 with extraordinary results in the economy, highly positive results in production and is leading economic growth in the region after three difficult years during which it faced a coup attempt, two devastating hurricanes, Covid-19 and permanent attempts by the United States and big capital to destroy the country's economy. | In Managua, we interviewed Minister of Finance, Ivan Acosta, on Nicaragua's model, regional economic integration and new prospects as Nicaragua and China seek cooperation after reestablishing relations in December. Kawsachun News' Camila Escalante sat down with Minister Aco…

Editor (2022-01-26). Solution to global inequality is socialism! workers.org Around the globe, billions of people are suffering incredible losses resulting from capitalism's inability and refusal to seriously address the COVID-19 pandemic. Millions have lost lives or loved ones. Families are houseless. Workers have been forced to choose between risking their health at minimum wage jobs and feeding their families, . . . |

Ola Mousa (2022-01-26). Holiday in Gaza? More expensive than in Egypt or Turkey. electronicintifada.net Israel's blockade, Egyptian closures and COVID restrictions render domestic tourist resorts unaffordable for most…

PAI (2022-01-26). OSHA kills emergency anti-COVID standard on order of right-wing Supreme Court. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON (PAI)—The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has permanently yanked its Emergency Temporary Standard requiring firms with at least 100 workers to develop and implement plans to protect employees against the coronavirus. But it'll keep working on a permanent standard to achieve that goal. OSHA's January 26 decision obeys the January 13 ruling by the …

WSWS (2022-01-26). Australian epidemiologists call for global action to eliminate COVID-19. wsws.org The urgent appeal by three distinguished epidemiologists reflects the growing opposition of principled medical scientists, doctors and health workers to the "let it rip" response of governments to the pandemic.

WSWS (2022-01-26). OSHA fines auto parts maker $25,000 for two COVID deaths, while leaving the big fish off the hook. wsws.org Sanoh America's Findlay, Ohio, facility had one-third of its workforce contract the virus and two deaths. OSHA slapped it with a paltry fine of $26,527 as the price of doing business.

WSWS (2022-01-26). Macron calls to introduce massive US-style university tuition fees in France. wsws.org The French president's proposal to launch "American-style" tuition fees reflects his broader policy of intensifying social inequality in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

WSWS (2022-01-26). As pandemic rages across the EU, WHO Regional Director for Europe proclaims pandemic "endgame" wsws.org The effort to normalize COVID-19 infections and deaths in Europe and the US is not driven by science or public health but by economic considerations.

Staff (2022-01-26). Johnson 'ambushed with cake' excuse prompts jibes & memes. rt.com Conservative MP Conor Burns, a long-time ally of Boris Johnson, says the PM's birthday party was a surprise one | Speaking to Channel 4 News on Tuesday evening, Conservative MP Conor Burns defended Prime Minister Boris Johnson over the recent allegation that he broke his own Covid-19 restrictions when receiving a birthday cake in 2020. | The revelation that Johnson was presented with a cake by colleagues in June 2020 is the latest in a series of alleged incidents, dubbed 'Partygate', in which the PM supposedly broke the rules. | On Tuesday, Burns reiterated the government's insistence that the cake-giving wasn…

teleSUR- hvh, DRL (2022-01-26). Comienza la Feria Internacional del Libro 2022 en Egipto. telesurtv.net La feria regresa luego de que su última edición se realizara en junio de 2021 debido a la pandemia de la Covid-19.

John W. Whitehead, Nisha Whitehead (2022-01-26). Authoritarian Madness: The Slippery Slope from Lockdowns to Concentration Camps. dissidentvoice.org In the politically charged, polarizing tug-of-war that is the debate over COVID-19, we find ourselves buffeted by fear over a viral pandemic that continues to wreak havoc with lives and the economy, threats of vaccine mandates and financial penalties for noncompliance, and discord over how to legislate the public good without sacrificing individual liberty. The …

WSWS (2022-01-26). Thousands of couriers at Turkey's largest e-commerce platform Trendyol launch wildcat strike for wages. wsws.org Skyrocketing living costs and the thousands of preventable deaths caused by the homicidal response of governments around the world to the COVID-19 pandemic are driving growing sections of the working class into struggle.

ecns.cn (2022-01-26). COVID-19 tests ensure health and safety at Beijing 2022: official. ecns.cn COVID-19 tests during the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games comply with international standards and will ensure the health and safety of athletes and stakeholders to the maximum extent, said Beijing 2022 organizers on Tuesday.

WSWS (2022-01-26). Anti-vaccine zealots join with fascist militia forces at D.C. rally to oppose all COVID-19 public health measures. wsws.org Promoted by Fox News, the sparsely attended event promoted fascistic, anti-Semitic and anti-scientific conspiracy theories.

sputniknews (2022-01-26). Stored Blood Samples Reveal COVID-19 May Have Reached Norway As Early as 2019. sputniknews.com According to Norwegian researchers, the "very surprising" findings from the same time the disease was officially discovered in China "change the history of the corona pandemic both in Norway and in the entire world".

sputniknews (2022-01-26). 'PartyGate' Probe 'Has Pics of BoJo Next to Wine Bottles' at Lockdown-Breaching Bashes. sputniknews.com After Metropolitan Police Commissioner Dame Cressida Dick revealed in a news briefing on Tuesday that the force was investigating "a number of events" at Downing Street for potential breaches of COVID-19 regulations, Boris Johnson told the Commons yesterday that he welcomed the probe that would "help draw a line under matters".

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2022-01-26). The Freedom Convoy In Solidarity with the Truck Drivers: What Canada Needs is the "Political Quarantine" of Justin Trudeau. globalresearch.ca A mass movement against the Covid mandate is unfolding coast to coast across Canada in solidarity with cross-border truck drivers. Tens of thousands of people will be joining the truck drivers in Ottawa. | According to Justin Trudeau unvaccinated truck drivers …

Staff (2022-01-26). Calls to boycott Starbucks brew as it scraps vaccine mandate. rt.com Coffee giant's decision to reverse vaccine requirement for employees sparks backlash from some patrons and workers | The world-famous coffee giant Starbucks has come under fire for scrapping the Covid-19 vaccine mandate, with calls to 'boycott Starbucks' flooding social media. | Both customers and Starbucks baristas say they refuse to support a place, no matter how iconic, which does not require employee vaccinations. | "Who wants unvaccinated people handling your food and drinks?"

teleSUR, mcs, JDO (2022-01-26). Informan sobre leve recuperación de tráfico aéreo civil en 2021. telesurtv.net Las autoridades aéreas informas que el flujo de pasajeros se reactivó hasta alcanzar el 68 por ciento de los niveles anteriores a la Covid-19.

teleSUR- jaa -HIM (2022-01-26). OMS pide a Argentina datos sobre vacunas Sputnik-V y Cansino. telesurtv.net La OMS también solicitó los datos de la vacuna anticovid Sinopharm pediátrica.

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2022-01-26: News Headlines

WSWS (2022-01-26). What "endemic" COVID-19 really means: Mass infection and death forever. wsws.org Government officials and the corporate media want to declare COVID-19 "endemic," to enforce policies that will have disastrous consequences for the working class.

WSWS (2022-01-26). COVID-19 cases spread across the Pacific. wsws.org A social catastrophe is developing as the Omicron strain sweeps into small Pacific island countries that previously avoided the COVID-19 pandemic.

WSWS (2022-01-26). German officials cut back on contact tracing and testing amid largest COVID-19 wave. wsws.org All parties in Germany's federal parliament, the Bundestag, are cooperating closely to remove the remaining obstacles to the pandemic and to infect the population with the Omicron variant of the coronavirus.

WSWS (2022-01-26). More than a quarter of Los Angeles students are out sick amid Omicron surge. wsws.org As the Los Angeles Unified School District enters the third week of the spring semester, coronavirus cases continue to explode throughout student and staff populations.

WSWS (2022-01-26). New Zealand schools and public transport will be breeding grounds for Omicron infections. wsws.org The WSWS spoke to parents and a bus driver who outlined the dangerous conditions in schools and workplaces, which will contribute to the deadly COVID-19 variant spreading rapidly throughout the country.

Editor2 (2022-01-26). The Economics of The Sandinista Revolution in 2022 (Interview). orinocotribune.com Nicaragua ended 2021 with extraordinary results in the economy, highly positive results in production and is leading economic growth in the region after three difficult years during which it faced a coup attempt, two devastating hurricanes, Covid-19 and permanent attempts by the United States and big capital to destroy the country's economy. | In Managua, we interviewed Minister of Finance, Ivan Acosta, on Nicaragua's model, regional economic integration and new prospects as Nicaragua and China seek cooperation after reestablishing relations in December. Kawsachun News' Camila Escalante sat down with Minister Aco…

Editor (2022-01-26). Solution to global inequality is socialism! workers.org Around the globe, billions of people are suffering incredible losses resulting from capitalism's inability and refusal to seriously address the COVID-19 pandemic. Millions have lost lives or loved ones. Families are houseless. Workers have been forced to choose between risking their health at minimum wage jobs and feeding their families, . . . |

WSWS (2022-01-26). Anti-vaccine zealots join with fascist militia forces at D.C. rally to oppose all COVID-19 public health measures. wsws.org Promoted by Fox News, the sparsely attended event promoted fascistic, anti-Semitic and anti-scientific conspiracy theories.

ecns.cn (2022-01-26). COVID-19 tests ensure health and safety at Beijing 2022: official. ecns.cn COVID-19 tests during the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games comply with international standards and will ensure the health and safety of athletes and stakeholders to the maximum extent, said Beijing 2022 organizers on Tuesday.

Staff (2022-01-26). Ante la COVID-19, unirnos y cuidarnos entre todos. cubadebate.cu Nuestras vacunas han hecho posible que Cuba asuma de modo muy particular y en positivo los embates de la pandemia, pero el arma de mayor alcance sigue siendo la responsabilidad. Así trascendió este martes en una jornada de reflexiones sobre la lucha contra la COVID-19, la cual estuvo encabezada por presidente Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez.

WSWS (2022-01-26). Thousands of couriers at Turkey's largest e-commerce platform Trendyol launch wildcat strike for wages. wsws.org Skyrocketing living costs and the thousands of preventable deaths caused by the homicidal response of governments around the world to the COVID-19 pandemic are driving growing sections of the working class into struggle.

Staff (2022-01-26). Calls to boycott Starbucks brew as it scraps vaccine mandate. rt.com Coffee giant's decision to reverse vaccine requirement for employees sparks backlash from some patrons and workers | The world-famous coffee giant Starbucks has come under fire for scrapping the Covid-19 vaccine mandate, with calls to 'boycott Starbucks' flooding social media. | Both customers and Starbucks baristas say they refuse to support a place, no matter how iconic, which does not require employee vaccinations. | "Who wants unvaccinated people handling your food and drinks?"

sputniknews (2022-01-26). 'PartyGate' Probe 'Has Pics of BoJo Next to Wine Bottles' at Lockdown-Breaching Bashes. sputniknews.com After Metropolitan Police Commissioner Dame Cressida Dick revealed in a news briefing on Tuesday that the force was investigating "a number of events" at Downing Street for potential breaches of COVID-19 regulations, Boris Johnson told the Commons yesterday that he welcomed the probe that would "help draw a line under matters".

WSWS (2022-01-26). French high school students speak on COVID-19 pandemic: "The government waits without taking action… I find that cruel and sick." wsws.org WSWS reporters interviewed Laura, a high school student in the Paris suburbs, about her and her friends' experiences during the pandemic.

WSWS (2022-01-26). Macron calls to introduce massive US-style university tuition fees in France. wsws.org The French president's proposal to launch "American-style" tuition fees reflects his broader policy of intensifying social inequality in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

ecns.cn (2022-01-26). 8th batch of China-donated COVID-19 vaccines arrives in Laos. ecns.cn The eighth batch of China-donated COVID-19 vaccines has arrived here and has been handed over to Lao authorities.

Staff (2022-01-26). Johnson 'ambushed with cake' excuse prompts jibes & memes. rt.com Conservative MP Conor Burns, a long-time ally of Boris Johnson, says the PM's birthday party was a surprise one | Speaking to Channel 4 News on Tuesday evening, Conservative MP Conor Burns defended Prime Minister Boris Johnson over the recent allegation that he broke his own Covid-19 restrictions when receiving a birthday cake in 2020. | The revelation that Johnson was presented with a cake by colleagues in June 2020 is the latest in a series of alleged incidents, dubbed 'Partygate', in which the PM supposedly broke the rules. | On Tuesday, Burns reiterated the government's insistence that the cake-giving wasn…

WSWS (2022-01-26). As pandemic rages across the EU, WHO Regional Director for Europe proclaims pandemic "endgame" wsws.org The effort to normalize COVID-19 infections and deaths in Europe and the US is not driven by science or public health but by economic considerations.

WSWS (2022-01-26). OSHA fines auto parts maker $25,000 for two COVID deaths, while leaving the big fish off the hook. wsws.org Sanoh America's Findlay, Ohio, facility had one-third of its workforce contract the virus and two deaths. OSHA slapped it with a paltry fine of $26,527 as the price of doing business.

teleSUR, mcs, JDO (2022-01-26). Informan sobre leve recuperación de tráfico aéreo civil en 2021. telesurtv.net Las autoridades aéreas informas que el flujo de pasajeros se reactivó hasta alcanzar el 68 por ciento de los niveles anteriores a la Covid-19.

Staff (2022-01-26). millions of under 12 Iranian to get COVID vaccine. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 26 (MNA) — Iran's Ministry of Health Official Mohammad Mehdi Gooya announced that Iranian children of the age 9-12 can receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

WSWS (2022-01-26). Australian epidemiologists call for global action to eliminate COVID-19. wsws.org The urgent appeal by three distinguished epidemiologists reflects the growing opposition of principled medical scientists, doctors and health workers to the "let it rip" response of governments to the pandemic.

Staff (2022-01-26). Study explains how to get 'super immunity' to Covid. rt.com "Amazingly high" immune response discovered in fully jabbed people who also caught the disease | Fully vaccinated people who catch Covid, as well as those who had the disease prior to the jabs, get rewarded with the best immune responses, a new Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) researchers took samples from 10…

teleSUR- hvh, DRL (2022-01-26). Comienza la Feria Internacional del Libro 2022 en Egipto. telesurtv.net La feria regresa luego de que su última edición se realizara en junio de 2021 debido a la pandemia de la Covid-19.

sputniknews (2022-01-26). Stored Blood Samples Reveal COVID-19 May Have Reached Norway As Early as 2019. sputniknews.com According to Norwegian researchers, the "very surprising" findings from the same time the disease was officially discovered in China "change the history of the corona pandemic both in Norway and in the entire world".

teleSUR- jaa -HIM (2022-01-26). OMS pide a Argentina datos sobre vacunas Sputnik-V y Cansino. telesurtv.net La OMS también solicitó los datos de la vacuna anticovid Sinopharm pediátrica.

sputniknews (2022-01-26). Danish Lecturers Refuse to Teach, Compare COVID-19 Passports With WWII Jewish Stars. sputniknews.com Two dissenting teachers at Copenhagen Business School made disturbing parallels between the COVID-19 measures and World War II and expressed hope for a "Nuremberg 2.0", in which those responsible will be brought to justice like the Nazi leaders who were convicted for their complicity in the Holocaust and war crimes.

Ann Garrison (2022-01-26). How WHO Chief Tedros Violated UN Rules to Advance TPLF Interests in Ethiopia. orinocotribune.com By Ann Garrison and Simon Tesfamariam — Jan 18, 2022 | In leaked audio, UN staffers accuse World Health Organization Secretary-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus of violating UN code to further the objectives of his political allies in Ethiopia's conflict | Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, World Health Organization (WHO) Secretary-General and overseer of the UN's global coronavirus response, has established a shadow relief operation that sidesteps the authority of Ethiopia's sovereign government and directly coordinates with his political allies in the country's civil war. | The alleged actions by Tedros, which h…

Marissa Rodriguez (2022-01-26). Supreme Court allows Texas abortion ban to stand for the fourth time. liberationnews.org Clinics in states that border Texas have seen a massive influx of patients from Texas, resulting in weeks-long wait times for all patients since SB 8 became law.

Staff (2022-01-26). Hymen repair surgery to be outlawed in UK. rt.com The UK government is criminalizing hymen reconstruction procedures to protect vulnerable women and girls | UK Minister for Care and Mental Health Gillian Keegan has confirmed the government will ban the "indefensible" cosmetic surgeries that are linked to conservative cultures. | Hymen repair surgery, known as hymenoplasty, is currently available in UK clinics for up to £3,000 ($4,055.79) and is catering to groups that value virginity before marriage. | The procedure is closely linked with virginity testing.The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that virginity testing is currently practiced in at…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-01-26). Ask the Mayo Mom podcast: Chest wall deformities in children. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Chest wall deformities are structural abnormalities in the chest. While present since birth, chest wall deformities might not become noticeable until children hit their adolescent growth spurt. The most common chest wall deformity, pectus excavatum, is a sunken breastbone that can be repaired with surgery. Another deformity, pectus carinatum, causes the breastbone to protrude out. It is typically treated with bracing. A third, difficult-to-diagnose condition, is slipped rib syndrome. This occurs when cartilage grows abnormally…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-01-26). Lung cancer: It is about more than smoking. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org World Cancer Day is February 4 ROCHESTER, Minn.— World Cancer Day is February 4 and that makes this the ideal time to talk about lung cancer and smoking. Internationally, lung cancer is the most common cause of cancer deaths and the World Health Organization estimates that 90% of cases could be prevented by eliminating tobacco use. People who smoke are at the greatest risk. Smokeless tobacco is also associated with lung cancer. And lung cancer…

imperial.ac.uk (2022-01-26). Podcast: The marine carbon cycle, teaching robots, and a mental health zine. imperial.ac.uk In this edition: How fishing may impact the carbon cycle, how to teach a robot to make toast, and sharing research in the form of a short magazine.

Staff (2022-01-26). Ministra de Finanzas y Precios: Transformar la gestión de los presupuestos, con mayor participación popular e innovación. cubadebate.cu Las limitaciones que deberá enfrentar la economía este año, que mantiene las complejidades de la crisis mundial agravada por la pandemia, unida al recrudecimiento del bloqueo, son retos que también se reflejan en el presupuesto estatal. De los desafíos en la gestión de esos dineros en los municipios y el uso de la ciencia y la innovación en la actividad contable, habló en la Mesa Redonda la ministra de Finanzas y Precios, Meisi Bolaños Weiss.

ecns.cn (2022-01-26). Gun violence in U.S. has grown into a tumor of society: FM Spokesperson. ecns.cn Gun violence in the U.S. has grown into a tumor of society, a Chinese FM Spokesperson said on Tuesday, adding that compounded with grave problems including the unchecked pandemic, drug proliferation and racial discrimination, gun violence has become a serious systemic human rights issue.

WSWS (2022-01-26). UK: Metropolitan Police launch Tory pandemic parties investigation. wsws.org The intervention by Met Commissioner Cressida Dick is indicative of the right-wing forces leading the "partygate" campaign to unseat Johnson.

imperial.ac.uk (2022-01-26). Imperial launches science scholarships for Turkish students. imperial.ac.uk Imperial is launching a science scholarship for Turkish Masters students.

imperial.ac.uk (2022-01-26). Q&A: How might fishing be impacting the carbon cycle?>. imperial.ac.uk Evidence is starting to build that fishing affects the way the ocean takes up carbon from the atmosphere, affecting climate change.

teleSUR, hv, DRL (2022-01-25). Variante àìmicron de la Covid-19 se expande por España. telesurtv.net La variante Ómicron es considerada más contagiosa que las anteriores, aunque con menor nivel de letalidad, según la OMS.

Staff (2022-01-25). Omicron Covid strain evolved in mice — Chinese study. rt.com Researchers' findings have backed the theory that "Omicron may have evolved in a non-human animal species" | The study into Omicron, published in the Journal of Biosafety and Biosecurity, found that "coronavirus slowly accumulated mutations over time in mice" before the virus was then "transmitted back to humans by reverse zoonotic." | The research, led by Dr. Xu Jianguo, who works for the National Institute for Communicable Diseases Control and Prevention of China, has identified mice as the "most likely intermediate host." Researchers established that the "mutations profile" of the strain "shows that the vir…

WSWS (2022-01-25). University of Illinois Chicago downplays danger of in-person learning amid Omicron surge. wsws.org UIC administration officials held a town hall last week to push for reopening the university as the pandemic continues to take more than 2,000 lives daily in the US.

Editor2 (2022-01-25). US Mayors Show Interest in Cuban Medical Collaboration. orinocotribune.com Washington, Jan 20 (Prensa Latina) A group of US mayors is currently showing interest in Cuba's medical collaboration, mainly in the Henry Reeve internationalist brigade, which has assisted the fight against Covid-19 in several countries of the world. | This was reported by the website The Washington Informer, which gives details on the obstacles imposed by Washington to Cuba's medical assistance. | Amid the spread of the Omicron variant of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus in the United States, this media outlet notes, a group of local leaders will urge the Biden administration to lift this long-lasting blockade that p…

Staff (2022-01-25). FDA bans 'Trump' antibody treatment. rt.com The sudden change of rules on monoclonal antibodies left Florida health officials fuming | The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has revoked its emergency use authorizations for two kinds of monoclonal antibodies treatments produced by Regeneron and Eli Lilly. The regulator said the two therapeutics were "highly unlikely to be active against the omicron variant." | With the authorization revoked, neither drug is now available for patients in the US. The FDA allowed that it may in the future re-authorize their use "in certain geographic regions" for patients exposed to SARS-CoV-2 strains that are still susc…

teleSUR, hv, DRL (2022-01-25). Variante àìmicron de la Covid-19 se expande por España. telesurtv.net La variante Ómicron es considerada más contagiosa que las anteriores, aunque con menor nivel de letalidad, según la OMS.

Zoe O'Dea (2022-01-25). Morrison strips pandemic safety nets. greenleft.org.au The failure of governments to plan for the COVID-19 Omicron variant and their "let-it-rip" approach has left vulnerable people with less support than ever. Zoe O'Dea reports.

sputniknews (2022-01-25). Hopes of Herd Immunity Resurrected as Denmark Ravaged by Omicron Strain. sputniknews.com Previously, Denmark proclaimed during the Delta wave that herd immunity was unattainable, meaning that COVID-19 could continue to circulate for years to come. Several other countries, including neighbouring Sweden, abandoned theirr hopes of building up population immunity as well.

Mike Walter (2022-01-25). The Heat: Omicron cases begin to fall in the U.S. america.cgtn.com In what could be a glimmer of hope, U.S. health experts say omicron infections could peak by mid-February.

_____ (2022-01-25). How Can We Solve Inequality? popularresistance.org Oxfam's latest report on global inequality has highlighted some alarming statistics on how wealth distribution has worsened during the pandemic. While the wealth of the world's 10 richest men doubled since the pandemic began, the incomes of 99% of humanity became worse off because of COVID-19. What are the solutions to this crisis?

Hiroyuki Hamada (2022-01-25). Parasite Empire Unravelled. dissidentvoice.org So before Covid, a local school where one of my kids used to attend, had prominent race issues. Namely, teachers were being accused of being blind to obvious racist incidences against black students. The normalized notion of racism was so rampant that the school was forced to embrace some sort of deprogramming sessions by a …

teleSUR -HIM (2022-01-25). Siria alerta que sanciones de Occidente dañan sistema de salud. telesurtv.net El ministro de Salud destacó que estas medidas coercitivas obstaculizan la capacidad de su cartera para enfrentar el azote de la pandemia de covid-19.

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2022-01-25: News Headlines

WSWS (2022-01-25). Why the US and NATO want war with Russia. wsws.org The ruling classes in the United States and Europe confront a series of intractable economic, social and political crises, all of which have been exacerbated by the pandemic. They are turning to war in a desperate attempt to find a way out.

WSWS (2022-01-25). 1 million children infected with COVID in the United States last week. wsws.org The American Academy of Pediatrics reported Monday that last week more than 1.15 million children were infected with COVID-19. Hospitalizations and deaths continue to rise. Despite these developments, the Biden administration continues to press for in-person instruction in schools.

Staff (2022-01-25). Country in mourning after Covid kills Olympic champ. rt.com The national hero had been on a ventilator in hospital and kept alive by an iron lung | Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has been among those offering tributes after Szilveszter Csollany, the 2000 Sydney Olympics rings champion, died at the age of 51 following a battle with Covid in hospital lasting more than a month. | Sports fans, friends and former coaches of the 2002 world champion had been praying for Csollany's recovery since his admission to an intensive care unit on December 3 2021, having reportedly received one dose of a vaccine two weeks earlier. | Doctors used a ventilator and an iron lung but…

Staff (2022-01-25). FDA bans 'Trump' antibody treatment. rt.com The sudden change of rules on monoclonal antibodies left Florida health officials fuming | The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has revoked its emergency use authorizations for two kinds of monoclonal antibodies treatments produced by Regeneron and Eli Lilly. The regulator said the two therapeutics were "highly unlikely to be active against the omicron variant." | With the authorization revoked, neither drug is now available for patients in the US. The FDA allowed that it may in the future re-authorize their use "in certain geographic regions" for patients exposed to SARS-CoV-2 strains that are still susc…

Staff (2022-01-25). Omicron Covid strain evolved in mice — Chinese study. rt.com Researchers' findings have backed the theory that "Omicron may have evolved in a non-human animal species" | The study into Omicron, published in the Journal of Biosafety and Biosecurity, found that "coronavirus slowly accumulated mutations over time in mice" before the virus was then "transmitted back to humans by reverse zoonotic." | The research, led by Dr. Xu Jianguo, who works for the National Institute for Communicable Diseases Control and Prevention of China, has identified mice as the "most likely intermediate host." Researchers established that the "mutations profile" of the strain "shows that the vir…

WSWS (2022-01-25). University of Illinois Chicago downplays danger of in-person learning amid Omicron surge. wsws.org UIC administration officials held a town hall last week to push for reopening the university as the pandemic continues to take more than 2,000 lives daily in the US.

teleSUR, hv, DRL (2022-01-25). Variante àìmicron de la Covid-19 se expande por España. telesurtv.net La variante Ómicron es considerada más contagiosa que las anteriores, aunque con menor nivel de letalidad, según la OMS.

sputniknews (2022-01-25). Hopes of Herd Immunity Resurrected as Denmark Ravaged by Omicron Strain. sputniknews.com Previously, Denmark proclaimed during the Delta wave that herd immunity was unattainable, meaning that COVID-19 could continue to circulate for years to come. Several other countries, including neighbouring Sweden, abandoned theirr hopes of building up population immunity as well.

Mike Walter (2022-01-25). The Heat: Omicron cases begin to fall in the U.S. america.cgtn.com In what could be a glimmer of hope, U.S. health experts say omicron infections could peak by mid-February.

Zoe O'Dea (2022-01-25). Morrison strips pandemic safety nets. greenleft.org.au The failure of governments to plan for the COVID-19 Omicron variant and their "let-it-rip" approach has left vulnerable people, including myself, with less support than ever.

Hiroyuki Hamada (2022-01-25). Parasite Empire Unravelled. dissidentvoice.org So before Covid, a local school where one of my kids used to attend, had prominent race issues. Namely, teachers were being accused of being blind to obvious racist incidences against black students. The normalized notion of racism was so rampant that the school was forced to embrace some sort of deprogramming sessions by a …

WSWS (2022-01-25). One in thirteen students and staff at Central Valley school district contracted COVID-19. wsws.org An educator speaks out to describe catastrophic conditions including mass infections and inadequate mitigation measures this month in a school district in California's Central Valley.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-01-25). Apartheid 2.0 in the World of Vaccines: The Great Reset in Action. libya360.wordpress.com Misión Verdad The Fourth Industrial Revolution radically affects the employment market (Photo: Gurusoft) Recently, media outlets reported that Nike began to fire employees who were not vaccinated against covid-19 in the United States. The more incautious doubt whether the measure corresponds to a policy to take care of its employees or whether it is intended…

teleSUR, yart, MER (2022-01-25). Cuba presentará expedientes de vacunas anticovid ante la OMS. telesurtv.net Cuba prevé producir 100 millones de dosis de sus vacunas contra la Covid-19 para continuar la inmunización.

teleSUR -HIM (2022-01-25). Siria alerta que sanciones de Occidente dañan sistema de salud. telesurtv.net El ministro de Salud destacó que estas medidas coercitivas obstaculizan la capacidad de su cartera para enfrentar el azote de la pandemia de covid-19.

teleSUR- jaa, JL (2022-01-25). OMS advierte que la pandemia de la Covid está lejos de acabar. telesurtv.net Adhanom Ghebreyesus advirtió que Ómicron puede que no sea la última variante del Sars-Cov2.

WSWS (2022-01-25). What "endemic" COVID-19 really means: Mass infection and death forever. wsws.org Government officials and the corporate media want to declare COVID-19 "endemic," to enforce policies that will have disastrous consequences for the working class.

sputniknews (2022-01-25). Rock Icon Neil Young Accuses Spotify of Spreading COVID Misinformation, Demands Removal of His Music. sputniknews.com In December 2021, US media rushed to circulate an open letter signed by 270 so-called "doctors", many of whom were not direct medical providers, who urged Spotify to implement a misinformation policy towards its most popular podcast, The Joe Rogan Experience, because of its "history of broadcasting misinformation regarding the Covid-19 pandemic".

Global Research News (2022-01-25). Selected Articles: FDA Dr Rubin Admits to Unknown Safety of Experimental Jabs. globalresearch.ca By On October 26, 2021 The FDA met to debate the approval of the Pfizer Covid Injection for children. One of the voting …

ecns.cn (2022-01-25). China to dispatch experts of traditional Chinese medicine to Cambodia to fight COVID-19. ecns.cn China and Cambodia on Tuesday signed an agreement on dispatching a team of traditional Chinese medicine experts to help Cambodia in the fight against COVID-19.

Staff (2022-01-25). Nuevo donativo de Rusia apoyará lucha contra la COVID-19 en Cuba. cubadebate.cu Un nuevo donativo procedente de Rusia arribó hoy a La Habana, consistente en 20 toneladas de medicamentos e insumos médicos. Se trata de la quinta y última carga que se recibe como resultado de acuerdos bilaterales para apoyar el enfrentamiento a la Covid-19 en la isla.

ecns.cn (2022-01-25). Japan's virus advisory panel approves expansion of emergency measures. ecns.cn The Japanese government's advisory panel of virus experts on Tuesday approved a plan to expand COVID-19 quasi-emergency measures to 18 more prefectures with the tougher restrictions coming into effect from Thursday.

Staff (2022-01-25). Boris Johnson's birthday party amid Covid curbs revealed. rt.com Up to 30 people took part in the celebrations in the Cabinet Room at 10 Downing Street on June 19, 2020, according to reports | The UK media has uncovered another gathering attended by British Prime Minister Boris Johnson in violation of his own Covid-19 curbs in 2020, with Downing Street confirming that the birthday party in question did take place. | Johnson's wife, Carrie, had organized a surprise party for him in the Cabinet Room at 10 Downing Street on June 19, 2020, broadcaster ITV reported on Monday. | The event was attended by some 30 people, despite indoor gatherings being banned in the UK at that tim…

teleSUR-mcs -HIM (2022-01-25). Argentina impulsa vacunación anticovid en sector educacional. telesurtv.net Las autoridades argentinas precisaron que la prioridad es comenzar el curso lectivo 2022 con la mayor cifra de docentes inmunizados contra la Covid-19.

WSWS (2022-01-25). Three more children die from COVID-19 in New York City. wsws.org The deaths have been completely ignored by the media and political establishment, which is now declaring victory over the pandemic.

Staff (2022-01-25). Met Police launch investigation into Downing Street parties. rt.com Boris Johnson has been under increasing pressure to resign following reports of a lockdown birthday party attended by 30 staff | The Metropolitan Police have confirmed that an investigation has been launched into "a number of events" held at Downing Street over potential breaches of Covid rules. | "I can confirm that the Met is now investigating a number of events that took place at Downing Street and Whitehall in the last two years in relation to potential breaches of Covid-19 regulations," Police Commissioner Cressida Dick said in a statement on Tuesday. | Speaking to the London Assembly on Tuesday, Dick sta…

teleSUR, JDO (2022-01-25). Perú inicia vacunación anticovid a niños entre 5 y 11 años. telesurtv.net Comenzó en Lima y Callao, y a partir del miércoles iniciará en las demás regiones peruanas.

ecns.cn (2022-01-25). China's domestic consumption further recovers in 2021. ecns.cn Despite the impact of COVID-19, China's consumer market in 2021 saw steady recovery, exhibiting strong vitality and resilience, according to the commerce ministry Tuesday.

teleSUR -mcs -HIM (2022-01-25). Paraguay recibe 466.830 dosis anticovid donadas por Alemania. telesurtv.net Alemania donó las vacunas contra la Covid-19 para completar la inmunización de la población infantil y adulta.

WSWS (2022-01-25). South Australian teachers vote for strike action against dangerous school reopenings. wsws.org The ballot demonstrates the intense hostility of teachers to the profit driven reopening of the schools amid surging COVID cases, not only in South Australia but across the country.

Dee Knight (2022-01-25). STRIPPING AWAY THE BULLS**T: U.S. and Russian Threats Over Ukraine—What They're About and Who's the Aggressor. covertactionmagazine.com Threats and counter-threats flying between Washington and Moscow over Ukraine have caused a flurry of fear and confusion that escalates …

Staff (2022-01-25). US working to 'divide' Europe — France's Zemmour. rt.com Eric Zemmour also insisted there is a need for friendly relations with Moscow | France should work towards improving its ties with Russia by removing sanctions and pivoting away from American influence, a candidate in the country's presidential race has declared, as tensions flare across eastern Europe. | Speaking as part of an interview with the France 5 television channel on Sunday, Eric Zemmour proposed that if he were elected to the top job, "there would be no more sanctions against Russia." He also suggested that the state could show "friendly signals" by lifting punitive measures. | The presidential cand…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-01-25). Lung cancer: It is about more than smoking. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org World Cancer Day is February 4 ROCHESTER, Minn.— World Cancer Day is February 4 and that makes this the ideal time to talk about lung cancer and smoking. Internationally, lung cancer is the most common cause of cancer deaths and the World Health Organization estimates that 90% of cases could be prevented by eliminating tobacco use. People who smoke are at the greatest risk. Smokeless tobacco is also associated with lung cancer. And lung cancer…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-01-25). Ask the Mayo Mom podcast: Chest wall deformities in children. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Chest wall deformities are structural abnormalities in the chest. While present since birth, chest wall deformities might not become noticeable until children hit their adolescent growth spurt. The most common chest wall deformity, pectus excavatum, is a sunken breastbone that can be repaired with surgery. Another deformity, pectus carinatum, causes the breastbone to protrude out. It is typically treated with bracing. A third, difficult-to-diagnose condition, is slipped rib syndrome. This occurs when cartilage grows abnormally…

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2022-01-25). WHO hails Iran for containing Malaria disease. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 25 (MNA) — While praising Iran's role in containing malaria disease, the Director-General of World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom said that Iran has not registered any native cases of malaria for three consecutive years.

WSWS (2022-01-25). Bus driver sacked by First Bus after suffering stroke: "You felt you were being pushed to the limit" wsws.org Peter Arden attributes his stroke to the stressful conditions bus drivers have endured in the pandemic.

sputniknews (2022-01-25). Lithuania Prepares to Sell Former CIA 'Extraordinary Rendition' Site Where Abu Zubaydah Was Tortured. sputniknews.com The Lithuanian government said it will soon put on the market a barn where it once allowed the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) to torture kidnapped terror suspects.

imperial.ac.uk (2022-01-25). 'Striking portraits' enhance College's art collection. imperial.ac.uk Artworks commissioned as part of the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Portrait Prize have gone on initial display in the Blythe Gallery.

WSWS (2022-01-24). Omicron outbreak in New Zealand. wsws.org The Labour Party-led government is predicting thousands of daily cases in a matter of weeks. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern confirmed that its policy is to let the deadly virus spread.

Staff (2022-01-24). Cuba, ómicron y el proceso de vacunación (+ Video). cubadebate.cu La situación epidemiológica del país, el proceso de vacunación y el desarrollo de las investigaciones científicas para la obtención de las vacunas cubanas anticovid, son este lunes los temas principales de la Mesa Redonda.

teleSUR (2022-01-24). Chile Sets New Record for Daily COVID-19 Cases. telesurenglish.net Chile registered 14,780 COVID-19 infections in the last 24 hours, a new daily record fueled by the Omicron variant of the virus, for a total of 1,984,190 cases, the Ministry of Health said Monday. | RELATED: | In the same period, according to the ministry's daily report, 23 deaths associated with COVID-19 were recorded, bringing the death toll to 39,535. | Currently, there are 66,738 active cases in the South American country, an unpreced…

WSWS (2022-01-24). Malaysian government sets the stage for mass Omicron infections. wsws.org The number of community-transmitted Omicron infections is currently low; government modelling predicts daily case numbers could quickly hit 30,000.

WSWS (2022-01-24). NFL halts COVID-19 testing of football players. wsws.org Last month, the National Football League responded to a massive Omicron outbreak by ending testing of vaccinated players. Now, during the playoffs, it has halted testing of unvaccinated players.

Global Research News (2022-01-24). Selected Articles: Graphene Hydroxide in the mRNA Vaccine Vial: Assassination of Dr. Andreas Noack. globalresearch.ca By Graphene has electromagnetic properties which have been detected in people who have been vaccinated. These effects have been amply documented …

sputniknews (2022-01-24). Videos: Thousands of Protesters Gather in DC Against COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates. sputniknews.com The Sunday march took place just a few days after Washington, DC, instituted its own vaccine mandate that required residents to get at least one COVID-19 dose to enter restaurants or sports arenas.

Polly Watkins (2022-01-24). Shambolic WA health is not COVID-19 ready. greenleft.org.au Not enough focus has been on doctors and nurses' warnings about that the deterioration of WA's healthcare system that, as Polly Watkins writes, has been run down for years.

teleSUR (2022-01-24). Americans March in Washington For Vaccine Mandate Protest. telesurenglish.net On Sunday, thousands of Americans from across the country gathered in the nation's capital for a march against vaccine mandates and other pandemic restrictions, as Americans were frustrated and fatigued by the recent surge in COVID-19 cases and the overall pandemic. | RELATED: | During the march called "Defeat The Mandates: An American Homecoming," protesters walked from the Washington Monument to the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. to decry vacc…

Steve Lalla (2022-01-24). Blows Against the Empire‚Ää—‚Ää2021 In Memoriam. orinocotribune.com By Steve Lalla for Orinoco Tribune — Jan 22, 2022 | 2021 was marked, from start to finish, as a year dominated by the pandemic and its attendant dramas, including vaccination, variants, and lockdowns. When the prior year had come to a close, journalists and writers had described 2020 as the "plague year" or the "lost year." Although 2020 was defined by the onset of the pandemic and over two million deaths attributed to COVID-19, this was nothing compared to the all-encompassing, inescapable pall that COVID cast over the year 2021. | The pandemic has dealt a particularly heavy blow to residents of the world's…

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2022-01-24). What Is Covid-19, SARS-CoV-2 How Is It Tested? How Is It Measured? globalresearch.ca Note: | If you want to become The following …

_____ (2022-01-24). Leonard Peltier Pleads For Help Amid Constant COVID Lockdowns. popularresistance.org Never mind that he shouldn't be in a federal prison at all. | Leonard Peltier, the Native American rights activist whom the FBI put behind bars decades ago without any evidence that he committed a crime, tells HuffPost that his facility's prolonged COVID-19 lockdowns and failure to provide at least some inmates with booster shots has left him ‚Äï and likely others ‚Äï unbearably isolated and preparing for death. | "I'm in hell," Peltier said in a Friday statement, "and there is no way to deal with it but to take it as long as you can." | Peltier, who is 77 and has serious health pr…

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2022-01-24: News Headlines

WSWS (2022-01-24). Omicron outbreak in New Zealand. wsws.org The Labour Party-led government is predicting thousands of daily cases in a matter of weeks. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern confirmed that its policy is to let the deadly virus spread.

WSWS (2022-01-24). Malaysian government sets the stage for mass Omicron infections. wsws.org The number of community-transmitted Omicron infections is currently low; government modelling predicts daily case numbers could quickly hit 30,000.

WSWS (2022-01-24). NFL halts COVID-19 testing of football players. wsws.org Last month, the National Football League responded to a massive Omicron outbreak by ending testing of vaccinated players. Now, during the playoffs, it has halted testing of unvaccinated players.

WSWS (2022-01-24). Australian Labor and Coalition governments sending hundreds of thousands of children and teachers into COVID-infested schools. wsws.org The endorsement by the unions of the reckless return to face-to-face learning has been met with anger from teachers.

Staff (2022-01-24). Chess star in mask row after bizarre tournament incident. rt.com The Russian grandmaster forfeited a game after refusing to play in a mask as a "matter of principle" | When Daniil Dubov did not appear for his match against home player Anish Giri at the Tata Masters tournament in the Netherlands, fellow grandmaster Jan Gustafsson sent him a message asking: "You up?" | The 25-year-old was awake but would not be taking up the black pieces in Wijk aan Zee, although he arguably should have been. After being in contact with someone who contracted Covid, Dubov had passed several negative tests and was waiting on the results of a PCR check that would have arrived after he took on G…

WSWS (2022-01-24). Oppose the dangerous reopening of universities! Students and youth must take up a fight against the pandemic! wsws.org The start of 2022 has brought young people around Australia face to face with the cruel reality of the ruling elite's criminal policies amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

WSWS (2022-01-24). Quebec government to tax the unvaccinated—a reactionary diversion. wsws.org To divert attention from its catastrophic mishandling of the pandemic—which last week bumped Quebec's seven-day average of daily COVID-19 deaths to more than seventy— the Legault government is seeking to shift the blame onto the unvaccinated.

sputniknews (2022-01-24). Videos: Thousands of Protesters Gather in DC Against COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates. sputniknews.com The Sunday march took place just a few days after Washington, DC, instituted its own vaccine mandate that required residents to get at least one COVID-19 dose to enter restaurants or sports arenas.

ecns.cn (2022-01-24). China's Wuhan posts robust GDP growth in 2021. ecns.cn Wuhan, capital of central China's Hubei Province, once hit hard by the COVID-19 epidemic in 2020, notched up 12.2 percent GDP growth in 2021, local authorities said Monday.

Brittani Banks (2022-01-24). It's Time to Expand the COVID-19 Exception to All American Health Care. independentmediainstitute.org There has been a Jekyll-and-Hyde quality to American health care over the past two years. The federal government under the previous administration of Donald Trump, as well as the current one of Joe Biden, has carved out what can be characterized as the "COVID-19 exception," inconsistently intervening to help people avoid the virus or recover …

Staff (2022-01-24). FBI raids Covid testing company in fraud probe. rt.com The Center for Covid Control is accused of providing 'deceptive' test results | The Federal Bureau of Investigation conducted a search of a Covid-19 testing company which has been accused of providing "inaccurate and deceptive" results and enriching its owners. | The Illinois headquarters of the Center for Covid Control — which has received more than $124 million from the US government for its Doctors Clinical Lab — was searched by federal agents on Saturday just days after the Minnesota Attorney General's Office filed a lawsuit accusing the company of providing bogus test results. | FBI Chicago spok…

teleSUR (2022-01-24). Americans March in Washington For Vaccine Mandate Protest. telesurenglish.net On Sunday, thousands of Americans from across the country gathered in the nation's capital for a march against vaccine mandates and other pandemic restrictions, as Americans were frustrated and fatigued by the recent surge in COVID-19 cases and the overall pandemic. | RELATED: | During the march called "Defeat The Mandates: An American Homecoming," protesters walked from the Washington Monument to the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. to decry vacc…

Polly Watkins (2022-01-24). Shambolic WA health is not COVID-19 ready. greenleft.org.au Not enough focus has been on doctors and nurses' warnings about that the deterioration of WA's healthcare system that, as Polly Watkins writes, has been run down for years.

Maureen Ferran (2022-01-24). CORBEVAX, a new patent-free COVID-19 vaccine, could be pandemic game changer. zcomm.org It is unlikely that boosters will end this pandemic. Rather, developing globally accessible vaccines like CORBEVAX represent an important first step in vaccinating the world and ending this pandemic…

Global Research News (2022-01-24). Selected Articles: Graphene Hydroxide in the mRNA Vaccine Vial: Assassination of Dr. Andreas Noack. globalresearch.ca By Graphene has electromagnetic properties which have been detected in people who have been vaccinated. These effects have been amply documented …

Steve Lalla (2022-01-24). Blows Against the Empire‚Ää—‚Ää2021 In Memoriam. orinocotribune.com By Steve Lalla for Orinoco Tribune — Jan 22, 2022 | 2021 was marked, from start to finish, as a year dominated by the pandemic and its attendant dramas, including vaccination, variants, and lockdowns. When the prior year had come to a close, journalists and writers had described 2020 as the "plague year" or the "lost year." Although 2020 was defined by the onset of the pandemic and over two million deaths attributed to COVID-19, this was nothing compared to the all-encompassing, inescapable pall that COVID cast over the year 2021. | The pandemic has dealt a particularly heavy blow to residents of the world's…

ecns.cn (2022-01-24). Japan to expand COVID-19 quasi-state of emergency to 30 prefectures. ecns.cn As Japan grapples to deal with a nationwide surge in COVID-19 cases, senior government officials said Monday that 30 of the country's 47 prefectures will be placed under a quasi-state of emergency in the coming days.

Staff (2022-01-24). China's yuan going from strength to strength. rt.com Positive trade balance underpins growth of national currency as overseas demand for Chinese-made goods surges | In 2021, Beijing's trade surplus reached an all-time high of $676 billion, boosted by buoyant demand for Chinese-made goods across the world, while a major decline in outbound travel amid the Covid pandemic also limited the deficit in services trade. | The surplus on China's current account climbed to an eight-year high of $224.2 billion, while the capital account surplus hit $83.2 billion, the highest since records began in 2010, Bloomberg reports, citing calculations based on data released by the S…

Isheka N. Harrison (2022-01-24). A Look Inside Stanley Campbell's Black-Owned Golf Course In Florida: 7 Things To Know. moguldom.com There is a Black-owned golf course in Florida and it's owned by Florida A&M University (FAMU) graduate Stanley Campbell. Already known for being a trailblazer, Campbell, 66, added becoming a member of the very small group of Black Americans who own a golf course to his resume in 2021. Here are seven things to …

Kevin Mwanza (2022-01-24). Instagram And TikTok Are Testing Creator Subscription Rollout. moguldom.com Instagram has started rolling out paid subscriptions for creators and TikTok says may be following suit, exploring a feature that would allow influencers to paywall some of the content they share on the app, according to a report by The Information. The Instagram subscriptions feature, first spotted on App store back in November, is now …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-01-24). Lung cancer: It is about more than smoking. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org World Cancer Day is February 4 ROCHESTER, Minn.— World Cancer Day is February 4 and that makes this the ideal time to talk about lung cancer and smoking. Internationally, lung cancer is the most common cause of cancer deaths and the World Health Organization estimates that 90% of cases could be prevented by eliminating tobacco use. People who smoke are at the greatest risk. Smokeless tobacco is also associated with lung cancer. And lung cancer…

ecns.cn (2022-01-24). China urges U.S. to stop politicizing flight epidemic prevention. ecns.cn The U.S. "unreasonable" suspended 44 Chinese passenger flights by four Chinese carriers from America to China, disrupted the normal operation of Chinese airlines and disregarded the health and safety of Chinese and foreign passengers.

WSWS (2022-01-24). "This is the worst moment of the pandemic," an interview with Brazil's leading neuroscientist Dr. Miguel Nicolelis. wsws.org "I think the situation in Brazil in the next two to three weeks will break all records of infections and may cause a health care collapse as great as in the second wave."

imperial.ac.uk (2022-01-24). Imperial and The George Institute renew collaboration to drive health innovation. imperial.ac.uk Successful initial collaboration leads to‚ÄØa new‚ÄØfive-year commitment to drive health innovation, targeting LMICs and under-served communities in HICs.

Labor Video Project (2022-01-24). MLK Day Strike By NUHW Kaiser Mental Healthcare Workers To Stop Systemic Racism. indybay.org A strike was held by National Union Of Healthcare Workers NUHW healthcare workers at Kaiser on MLK day. They were protesting the failure of Kaiser to honor their pledge to make it a holiday. They also talked about the systemic racism at Kaiser.

Staff (2022-01-24). Goldie the pufferfish 'thriving' after dentist visit. rt.com An unusual pet suffered from a rare condition that prevented her from eating, but now she's doing great | A UK veterinarian has successfully treated a pet pufferfish that had been suffering from a rare condition, restoring both its ability to eat and its charming 'smile' in an hour-long dental operation. | The fish, named Goldie, had teeth that had grown so long that it could not eat. Vet Daniel Calvo Carrasco realized that the problem, which had been caused by its dislike for the hard-shelled foods that would have worn them down, required urgent medical intervention. He and his team at Sandhole Veterinary Cen…

WSWS (2022-01-24). As death toll mounts, US officials, media try to declare the pandemic over. wsws.org New infections continue at a high pace, and death follows. Despite these dangerous conditions, the corporate parties and their media apologists portray a return to "normal."

sputniknews (2022-01-24). Aaron Rodgers Slams 'Fake White House' After Biden Jokes About Player's Vaccination Status. sputniknews.com Packers' quarterback Aaron Rodgers took aim at US President Joe Biden and the latter's assertion that the US is gripped by a "pandemic of the unvaccinated". Rodgers called the Biden administration a "fake White House", and questioned the trustworthiness of the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in an interview with ESPN.

imperial.ac.uk (2022-01-24). Laboratories move to White City: new opportunities and incredible views. imperial.ac.uk As four epidemiology teams settle into their new spaces, we check in with the researchers to find out what they are up to on the White City campus.

Staff (2022-01-23). Prime minister cancels wedding due to Omicron curbs. rt.com 'Such is life,' New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern said as she announced the decision | New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern has called off her wedding as the island nation is set to introduce the highest 'red light' restrictions in order to stem the spread of the super-mutant Omicron variant of Covid-19. | With the country about to tighten anti-coronavirus measures from 11.59pm on Sunday, its prime minister announced she had canceled her upcoming wedding celebration. | Ardern and her partner Clarke Gayford, who have a daughter together, were planning to officially tie the knot later in summer. New Zealand is in the south…

sputniknews (2022-01-23). 'Variant Under Investigation': What is Known About Omicron BA.2. sputniknews.com Earlier this week, virologist Tom Peacock of Imperial College London tweeted that as far as Omicron BA.2 is concerned, "very early observations from India and Denmark suggest there is no dramatic difference in severity compared to BA.1".

Staff (2022-01-23). Prime minister cancels wedding due to Omicron curbs. rt.com 'Such is life,' New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern said as she announced the decision | New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern has called off her wedding as the island nation is set to introduce the highest 'red light' restrictions in order to stem the spread of the super-mutant Omicron variant of Covid-19. | With the country about to tighten anti-coronavirus measures from 11.59pm on Sunday, its prime minister announced she had canceled her upcoming wedding celebration. | Ardern and her partner Clarke Gayford, who have a daughter together, were planning to officially tie the knot later in summer. New Zealand is in the south…

_____ (2022-01-23). Latest Data On Unionization Is A Wake-Up Call To Lawmakers. popularresistance.org Workers essentially have two sources of potential power vis-à -vis their employers: a union or the implicit threat that they can quit and take another job. During the last year, employers have been forced to compete for workers in a way that has not happened since the end of the 1990s. Workers gained leverage because the American Rescue Plan Act has generated a strong recovery from the COVID-19 downturn with substantial demand for workers at the same time that millions of workers are out of the labor force due to health and safety concerns or pandemic-related care responsibilities. As a result of this increased l…

_____ (2022-01-23). What Students Walking Out Over Covid Can Learn From Student Movements. popularresistance.org Fed up with mandatory in-person school attendance policies that fail to keep them safe, students are marching out of classrooms and into the streets. | Last week, hundreds of students from over 30 public high schools in New York City walked out of class to protest the unsafe conditions in city schools. Despite the latest Covid-19 wave, during which over 38,000 students and teachers tested positive COVID, school officials have insisted on in-person classes. That same week, students from a group called the Chicago Public Schools Radical Youth Alliance (Chi-Rads), formed days prior, led a walkout followed by a prote…

Staff (2022-01-23). 1,000s of unvaccinated NHS staff may be fired later than expected. rt.com Prime Minister Boris Johnson allegedly fears a coup if he goes too far with his Covid-19 policies | The UK government's threat to fire unvaccinated National Health Service (NHS) staff is likely to be delayed amid fears of a Conservative Party revolt against Prime Minister Boris Johnson, according to The Telegraph. | The NHS vaccine mandate will probably be "kicked down the road" and delayed by six months, though not scrapped altogether, an unnamed government source

Editor (2022-01-23). Capitalists Only "Trust the Science" When It Suits Their Agenda. scheerpost.com Image: The New Yorker, 2017 | By Olivia Wood and B.C. Daurelle / During the Trump presidency, slogans like "Facts Matter" and "#BelieveTheScience" abounded. The idea was that, unlike the outright denial espoused by Republicans, Democrats recognize basic scientific truths about the world, such as the existence of climate change and the dangers of Covid-19. Because they "take science seriously," it's implied, Democrats will propose and enact more scientifically-informed policies. It's been a year s…

Staff (2022-01-23). Study reveals which alcoholic drink is best at preventing Covid. rt.com Researchers have established a connection between alcohol consumption and Covid-related risks | A team of Chinese scientists has analyzed the association between consumption of various alcoholic beverages and Covid-related risks, bringing some exciting news for wine lovers and disappointment for beer fans. | The researchers, from Shenzhen Kangning Hospital and Southwest Hospital, reviewed 473,957 subjects with an average age of 69 from the UK Biobank database, including 16,559 Covid-positive individuals. They divided them into groups by drinking status (non-drinker, former drinker, and current drinker) and by…

Sandipan Talukdar (2022-01-23). Reactions to COVID vaccines: Majority maybe a nocebo effect. peoplesdispatch.org A new study published in the JAMA network involving 45,000 patients indicates that the adverse reactions people experienced after being administered the vaccines are due to the nocebo effect…

ecns.cn (2022-01-23). Chinese mainland records 23 new local COVID-19 cases. ecns.cn The Chinese mainland recorded 23 locally transmitted COVID-19 infections on Friday, the National Health Commission said Saturday.

Danny Katch (2022-01-23). Pandemic Accommodations Proved We Can Vastly Expand Disability Access If We Try. truthout.org The COVID pandemic has been a traumatic and revelatory historic experience for everyone, but especially so for disabled communities. On one hand, the virus appears to have had a disproportionately deadly impact on disabled people, and the government's relentless push to restore "normal" business activities — already oppressive for disabled people — is cruelly discriminatory for those with immunocompromising conditions. | At the same time, governments and businesses have respond…

_____ (2022-01-23). One Year In Joe Biden's America. strategic-culture.org By Bradley DEVLIN | Welcome to President Joe Biden's America: record-high inflation, an ongoing crisis on the southern border, and the rapid expansion of the national debt, all while giving up on his main campaign promise to shut down Covid-19. | The numbers, whether metrics from the U.S. economy or public polling, don't bode well for Biden, the soon-to-be octogenarian heading into just the second year of his presidency. I don't want to get out over my skis, given President Donald Trump seemed to have a clear path to reelection this time just two years ago, but Republicans seem poised to make big gains in this ye…

ecns.cn (2022-01-23). Over 2.96 bln COVID-19 vaccine doses administered on Chinese mainland. ecns.cn Over 2.96 billion COVID-19 vaccine doses had been administered on the Chinese mainland as of Saturday, data from the National Health Commission showed Sunday.

teleSUR, lvm, SH (2022-01-23). Dos estados brasileños posponen para abril desfile de samba. telesurtv.net Asimismo reiteraron los responsables que la decisión fue tomada ante la pandemia de la Covid-19 en Brasil.

Sharon Akunda (2022-01-23). 12 Tunisian players test positive for COVID-19 ahead of Nigeria clash. plusnews.ug The Tunisian national team have suffered a big blow ahead of their AFCON 2021 round of 16 clash against the Super Eagles of Nigeria on Sunday as 12 of their players are reported to have tested positive for COVID-19. Tunisia qualified for the second round as one of the best losers with three points after …

teleSUR, SH (2022-01-23). Avanzan en Cuba ensayos del candidato vacunal anticovid Mambisa. telesurtv.net El fármaco anticovid Mambisa es el primero para uso nasal en iniciar estudios clínicos en humanos en el mundo.

ecns.cn (2022-01-23). Chinese mainland records 19 new local COVID-19 cases. ecns.cn The Chinese mainland recorded 19 locally transmitted COVID-19 infections on Saturday, the National Health Commission said Sunday.

Staff (2022-01-23). Study reveals which alcoholic drink is best at preventing Covid. rt.com Researchers have established a connection between alcohol consumption and Covid-related risks | A team of Chinese scientists has analyzed the association between consumption of various alcoholic beverages and Covid-related risks, bringing some exciting news for wine lovers and disappointment for beer fans. | The researchers, from Shenzhen Kangning Hospital and Southwest Hospital, reviewed 473,957 subjects with an average age of 69 from the UK Biobank database, including 16,559 Covid-positive individuals. They divided them into groups by drinking status (non-drinker, former drinker, and current drinker) and by…

Staff (2022-01-23). Pfizer CEO paints 'ideal' future of Covid vaccination. rt.com Albert Bourla hopes the idea of annual vaccinations will be far easier to sell to the public | The CEO of Pfizer has tried to appease vaccine skeptics with an idea of Covid-19 booster shots only once a year — instead of every few months — all while attacking the most vocal anti-vaxxers as "criminals" who "profit from circulating misinformation." | In a series of interviews with Israeli TV channels, Albert Bourla

Staff (2022-01-23). 1,000s of unvaccinated NHS staff may be fired later than expected. rt.com Prime Minister Boris Johnson allegedly fears a coup if he goes too far with his Covid-19 policies | The UK government's threat to fire unvaccinated National Health Service (NHS) staff is likely to be delayed amid fears of a Conservative Party revolt against Prime Minister Boris Johnson, according to The Telegraph. | The NHS vaccine mandate will probably be "kicked down the road" and delayed by six months, though not scrapped altogether, an unnamed government source

Sharon Akunda (2022-01-23). Uganda's troops in Somalia get COVID bolster dose. plusnews.ug Ugandan troops serving under AMISOM in Somalia have been vaccinated with COVID 19 booster dose in Mogadishu. The exercise that saw 512 troops receive their booster doses was led by Capt Dr Thomas Ongom the medical officer of Level II hospital under sector 1. According to the contingent commander of the Ugandan troops serving under …

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Tikender Panwar (2022-01-23). Impose 1% surcharge on richest 10% Indians to reduce inequality: Oxfam India. peoplesdispatch.org A 4% wealth tax on 98 richest families can take care of the ministry of health and family welfare for more than two years…

Staff (2022-01-23). Study reveals which alcoholic drink is best at preventing Covid. rt.com Researchers have established a connection between alcohol consumption and Covid-related risks | A team of Chinese scientists has analyzed the association between consumption of various alcoholic beverages and Covid-related risks, bringing some exciting news for wine lovers and disappointment for beer fans. | The researchers, from Shenzhen Kangning Hospital and Southwest Hospital, reviewed 473,957 subjects with an average age of 69 from the UK Biobank database, including 16,559 Covid-positive individuals. They divided them into groups by drinking status (non-drinker, former drinker, and current drinker) and by…

Staff (2022-01-23). Study reveals which alcoholic drink is best at preventing Covid. rt.com Researchers have established a connection between alcohol consumption and Covid-related risks | A team of Chinese scientists has analyzed the association between consumption of various alcoholic beverages and Covid-related risks, bringing some exciting news for wine lovers and disappointment for beer fans. | The researchers, from Shenzhen Kangning Hospital and Southwest Hospital, reviewed 473,957 subjects with an average age of 69 from the UK Biobank database, including 16,559 Covid-positive individuals. They divided them into groups by drinking status (non-drinker, former drinker, and current drinker) and by…

Staff (2022-01-23). Secret of 'microwave weapons' targeting US diplomats revealed. rt.com The rise and fall of 'Havana Syndrome' is a story of lazy assumptions and sloppy reporting | US diplomats and security officials suffering from a spate of unexplained health problems were victims of Russian microwave weapons, we were told time and time again. But now the CIA admits Moscow wasn't actually behind "Havana Syndrome." The story fits a disturbingly familiar pattern of misinformation. | With each passing week, the list of discredited allegations against Russia grows and grows. Time and time again, Western governments and the media have sprung into action to inform us of some new evil plot, only to ba…

Staff (2022-01-23). Secret of 'microwave weapons' targeting US diplomats revealed. rt.com The rise and fall of 'Havana Syndrome' is a story of lazy assumptions and sloppy reporting | US diplomats and security officials suffering from a spate of unexplained health problems were victims of Russian microwave weapons, we were told time and time again. But now the CIA admits Moscow wasn't actually behind "Havana Syndrome." The story fits a disturbingly familiar pattern of misinformation. | With each passing week, the list of discredited allegations against Russia grows and grows. Time and time again, Western governments and the media have sprung into action to inform us of some new evil plot, only to ba…

Staff (2022-01-23). Prime minister cancels wedding due to Omicron curbs. rt.com 'Such is life,' New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern said as she announced the decision | New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern has called off her wedding as the island nation is set to introduce the highest 'red light' restrictions in order to stem the spread of the super-mutant Omicron variant of Covid-19. | With the country about to tighten anti-coronavirus measures from 11.59pm on Sunday, its prime minister announced she had canceled her upcoming wedding celebration. | Ardern and her partner Clarke Gayford, who have a daughter together, were planning to officially tie the knot later in summer. New Zealand is in the south…

Staff (2022-01-23). Prime minister cancels wedding due to Omicron curbs. rt.com 'Such is life,' New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern said as she announced the decision | New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern has called off her wedding as the island nation is set to introduce the highest 'red light' restrictions in order to stem the spread of the super-mutant Omicron variant of Covid-19. | With the country about to tighten anti-coronavirus measures from 11.59pm on Sunday, its prime minister announced she had canceled her upcoming wedding celebration. | Ardern and her partner Clarke Gayford, who have a daughter together, were planning to officially tie the knot later in summer. New Zealand is in the south…

sputniknews (2022-01-23). 'Variant Under Investigation': What is Known About Omicron BA.2. sputniknews.com Earlier this week, virologist Tom Peacock of Imperial College London tweeted that as far as Omicron BA.2 is concerned, "very early observations from India and Denmark suggest there is no dramatic difference in severity compared to BA.1".

ecns.cn (2022-01-23). Chinese mainland records 19 new local COVID-19 cases. ecns.cn The Chinese mainland recorded 19 locally transmitted COVID-19 infections on Saturday, the National Health Commission said Sunday.

ecns.cn (2022-01-23). Chinese mainland records 23 new local COVID-19 cases. ecns.cn The Chinese mainland recorded 23 locally transmitted COVID-19 infections on Friday, the National Health Commission said Saturday.

Staff (2022-01-23). 1,000s of unvaccinated NHS staff may be fired later than expected. rt.com Prime Minister Boris Johnson allegedly fears a coup if he goes too far with his Covid-19 policies | The UK government's threat to fire unvaccinated National Health Service (NHS) staff is likely to be delayed amid fears of a Conservative Party revolt against Prime Minister Boris Johnson, according to The Telegraph. | The NHS vaccine mandate will probably be "kicked down the road" and delayed by six months, though not scrapped altogether, an unnamed government source

teleSUR, HIM, JDO (2022-01-23). Protestan en Francia contra el pase de vacunación anticovid. telesurtv.net Hubo marchas contra la obligatoriedad de portar el pase de vacunación y otras medidas adoptadas para frenar la Covid-19.

Staff (2022-01-23). 1,000s of unvaccinated NHS staff may be fired later than expected. rt.com Prime Minister Boris Johnson allegedly fears a coup if he goes too far with his Covid-19 policies | The UK government's threat to fire unvaccinated National Health Service (NHS) staff is likely to be delayed amid fears of a Conservative Party revolt against Prime Minister Boris Johnson, according to The Telegraph. | The NHS vaccine mandate will probably be "kicked down the road" and delayed by six months, though not scrapped altogether, an unnamed government source

Fight Back (2022-01-23). More signs of economic weakness showing up. fightbacknews.org San José, CA – On Thursday, January 20, the U.S. Department of Labor reported that the number of new claims for unemployment insurance rose for the second week in row, to more than 280,000 for the week of January 10-15. This is up almost 40% from the beginning of January. While much of this may be caused by the spike in COVID-19, there have been other signs of economic weakness that started to show up in December. | Signs of economic weakness and growing concerns about rising interest rates also slammed the stock market last week. For the second week in a row, stocks fell. The U.S. central bank, the Federal Reser…

teleSUR, lvm, SH (2022-01-23). Dos estados brasileños posponen para abril desfile de samba. telesurtv.net Asimismo reiteraron los responsables que la decisión fue tomada ante la pandemia de la Covid-19 en Brasil.

Staff (2022-01-23). Pfizer CEO paints 'ideal' future of Covid vaccination. rt.com Albert Bourla hopes the idea of annual vaccinations will be far easier to sell to the public | The CEO of Pfizer has tried to appease vaccine skeptics with an idea of Covid-19 booster shots only once a year — instead of every few months — all while attacking the most vocal anti-vaxxers as "criminals" who "profit from circulating misinformation." | In a series of interviews with Israeli TV channels, Albert Bourla

ecns.cn (2022-01-23). Beijing district conducts mass nucleic acid testing. ecns.cn Fengtai, one of 16 districts of Beijing Municipality, on Sunday started district-wide nucleic acid testing as local COVID-19 cases have been reported recently, local authorities said.

teleSUR, SH (2022-01-23). Avanzan en Cuba ensayos del candidato vacunal anticovid Mambisa. telesurtv.net El fármaco anticovid Mambisa es el primero para uso nasal en iniciar estudios clínicos en humanos en el mundo.

Staff (2022-01-23). Pfizer CEO paints 'ideal' future of Covid vaccination. rt.com Albert Bourla hopes the idea of annual vaccinations will be far easier to sell to the public | The CEO of Pfizer has tried to appease vaccine skeptics with an idea of Covid-19 booster shots only once a year — instead of every few months — all while attacking the most vocal anti-vaxxers as "criminals" who "profit from circulating misinformation." | In a series of interviews with Israeli TV channels, Albert Bourla

ecns.cn (2022-01-23). Over 2.96 bln COVID-19 vaccine doses administered on Chinese mainland. ecns.cn Over 2.96 billion COVID-19 vaccine doses had been administered on the Chinese mainland as of Saturday, data from the National Health Commission showed Sunday.

sputniknews (2022-01-23). Vaccine Protests Hit Brussels as Coronavirus Numbers Peak in Belgium. sputniknews.com Despite registering 70,000 new coronavirus cases in a single day last week, Belgium has eased pandemic restrictions slightly.

sputniknews (2022-01-23). Thousands Protest Against Coronavirus Restrictions in Germany's Hamburg – Reports. sputniknews.com BERLIN (Sputnik) – Several thousand people have participated in protests against coronavirus restrictions in Hamburg, German media report.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-01-23). Lung cancer: It is about more than smoking. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org World Cancer Day is February 4 ROCHESTER, Minn.— World Cancer Day is February 4 and that makes this the ideal time to talk about lung cancer and smoking. Internationally, lung cancer is the most common cause of cancer deaths and the World Health Organization estimates that 90% of cases could be prevented by eliminating tobacco use. People who smoke are at the greatest risk. Smokeless tobacco is also associated with lung cancer. And lung cancer…

WSWS (2022-01-22). Graduate students at University of Oregon walk out for safe working conditions. wsws.org Graduate workers at the University of Oregon staged a walkout to protest inadequate measures to protect them against the Omicron surge.

ecns.cn (2022-01-22). Outbreak effectively controlled in Tianjin. ecns.cn The outbreak of the Omicron strain of COVID-19 has been effectively controlled in Tianjin, a senior official said on Friday. But relevant departments will not let their guard down, and residents, too, should not be careless, Gu Qing, deputy secretary general of Tianjin municipality, said at news conference.

WSWS (2022-01-22). As deaths from Omicron surge across Canada, opposition mounts to in-person learning. wsws.org The growth of anger and opposition is being driven by the ruling elite's utter indifference to a dramatic acceleration of hospitalizations and deaths. On Friday, Canada's Public Health Agency reported the fourth-highest daily death tally since the pandemic began.

WSWS (2022-01-22). Escalating COVID-19 cases and deaths as Omicron enters Fiji. wsws.org The current wave has coincided with the reckless decision by the government to open the country's borders to international travel on December 1.

_____ (2022-01-22). Capitalists Only 'Trust The Science' When It Suits Their Agenda. popularresistance.org During the Trump presidency, slogans like "Facts Matter" and "#BelieveTheScience" abounded. The idea was that, unlike the outright denial espoused by Republicans, Democrats recognize basic scientific truths about the world, such as the existence of climate change and the dangers of Covid-19. Because they "take science seriously," it's implied, Democrats will propose and enact more scientifically-informed policies. It's been a year since Joe Biden took office on the promise that his respect for science would manifest in more rational policy solutions. So, now is a good time to ask: how's that going? | "Follow the…

_____ (2022-01-22). Capitalists Only 'Trust The Science' When It Suits Their Agenda. popularresistance.org During the Trump presidency, slogans like "Facts Matter" and "#BelieveTheScience" abounded. The idea was that, unlike the outright denial espoused by Republicans, Democrats recognize basic scientific truths about the world, such as the existence of climate change and the dangers of Covid-19. Because they "take science seriously," it's implied, Democrats will propose and enact more scientifically-informed policies. It's been a year since Joe Biden took office on the promise that his respect for science would manifest in more rational policy solutions. So, now is a good time to ask: how's that going? | "Follow the…

teleSUR -mcs -HIM (2022-01-22). Uruguay registra récord de 13.007 contagios por Covid-19. telesurtv.net Las autoridades sanitarias del país suramericano insistieron en el uso de las medidas de prevención como el uso de mascarilla y la higiene de manos.

teleSUR -mcs -HIM (2022-01-22). Paraguay enfrenta pico de contagios por Covid-19 más elevado. telesurtv.net Las autoridades sanitarias del país suramericano precisaron que se han registrado más de 21.000 infecciones al virus del Sars-Cov-2 en la última semana.

Staff (2022-01-22). Las 3 del día: øQué fue noticia este 21 de enero? (+ Podcast). cubadebate.cu Como cada día, hoy les estaremos comentando cuáles fueron las noticias más destacadas de este 21 de enero en Cubadebate. Dale play y escucha sobrela covid-19, la vacunación con Abadala y Mambisa en convalecientes y el gabinete escogido por el presidente electo de Chile.

teleSUR, jaa, MER (2022-01-22). Brasil continúa como segundo país con más decesos por Covid-19. telesurtv.net De acuerdo con las autoridades brasileñas, los estados más afectados son Sao Paulo, Minas Gerais y Paraná.

Staff (2022-01-22). Cinco grandes incendios mundiales, según Guterres: Pandemia, sistema financiero, clima, ciberespacio desregulado y conflictos. cubadebate.cu La pandemia de covid, un sistema financiero "moralmente corrupto", la crisis climática, la falta de regulación en el ciberespacio y los conflictos violentos son los problemas más críticos que enfrenta la humanidad y son evidencia del fracaso de la gobernanza global, dijo el secretario general de la ONU al presentar en la Asamblea General sus prioridades en 2022.

Irtiza Qureshi, Mayuri Gogoi, Amani Al-Oraibi, Fatimah Wobi, Daniel Pan, Christopher A Martin, Jonathan Chaloner, Katherine Woolf, Manish Pareek, Laura B Nellums (2022-01-22). [Correspondence] Intersectionality and developing evidence-based policy. thelancet.com It is reassuring to see that ministers in the UK are formally acknowledging how people from minority ethnic (ie, defined here as all ethnicities other than White British) backgrounds have been disproportionately affected by COVID-19. However, crucial gaps exist in the collection, analysis, and translation of data to assess the effects of multiple intersecting factors on individuals and communities. The Science and Technology Committee and Health and Social Care Committee report, Coronavirus: lessons learned to date,1 dedicates thirteen paragraphs to how ethnicity ties into disparities and makes five recommendatio…

teleSUR, DRL (2022-01-22). Puerto Rico registra récord de muertes diarias por Covid-19. telesurtv.net Las autoridades han impuesto restricciones como prohibir los eventos multitudinarios y limitar los aforos en actividades.

WSWS (2022-01-22). Two hundred autoworkers out due to COVID-19 at Ford's Louisville Assembly Plant. wsws.org Kentucky, with a population of 4.5 million, recently reached the grim milestone of over one million total cases, and 12,687 have died. On Friday, 15,864 new cases and 28 deaths were recorded in the state.

teleSUR- lvm -HIM (2022-01-22). ONU identifica cinco grandes crisis globales a enfrentar en 2022. telesurtv.net El titular de la ONU reflexionó sobre la desigualdad en el acceso a las vacunas contra la Covid-19.

Elana Kessler (2022-01-22). Bay Area Transit Workers Organize. zcomm.org The rank-and-file organizers and newly engaged members are now looking ahead to flexing their muscle in Covid safety fights and contract campaigns in 2022…

Tong B Tang (2022-01-22). [Correspondence] The COVID-19 response in Hong Kong. thelancet.com Richard Horton1 and the Editors2 have repeatedly called for closer collaborations in global health. China has been taking decisive, albeit difficult, measures to prevent and manage outbreaks in diverse settings, from city epicentres to rural clusters. Although these policies might be draconian, they resulted in community solidarity and success; with one prerequisite to both solidarity and success being transparency embraced by both the government and the health profession.

Kirsty Brown, Asma Yahyouche, Shamil Haroon, Jenny Camaradou, Grace Turner (2022-01-22). [Correspondence] Long COVID and self-management. thelancet.com People with COVID-19 often have symptoms in the long term (ie, long COVID), including fatigue, breathlessness, and neurocognitive difficulties.1 The disease mechanisms causing long COVID are unknown, and there are no evidence-based treatment options. Clinical guidelines focus on symptom management, and various treatment options are being evaluated.1 The scarcity of advice has often left people with long COVID feeling isolated and frustrated in their search for therapies.

Staff (2022-01-22). NFL star Rodgers hits out at Biden amid vaccine row. rt.com Aaron Rodgers has slammed Joe Biden after the US President was critical of the quarterback's vaccine stance | Rodgers, whose Packers team are the bookies' favorites to win next month's Super Bowl, was the recipient of widespread criticism late last year after admitting that he was unvaccinated against Covid-19 despite telling reporters some months prior that he was "immunized" against the virus. | This led to a fine issued by the NFL – but also to Rodgers being seen by some as something on an anti-vaxx pariah, especially after he revealed that he had treated a Covid infection with a host of alternative remedie…

teleSUR, lvm, SH (2022-01-22). Dos estados brasileños posponen para abril desfile de samba. telesurtv.net Asimismo reiteraron los responsables que la decisión fue tomada ante la pandemia de la Covid-19 en Brasil.

ecns.cn (2022-01-22). Internet data traffic surges due to COVID-19 pandemic. ecns.cn Data traffic at the Frankfurt-based global DE-CIX Internet Exchanges surged in 2021, reflecting the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on societies and economies.

Michael Marmot (2022-01-22). [Perspectives] Shutdown and after. thelancet.com On March 9, 2020, neoliberalism hit the buffers. Put simply, the idea that small states and unbridled markets delivered the best societies was tested to destruction, dramatically so. As the COVID-19 pandemic surged, the stock market went into free fall. The bond market followed. The world's financial system was on a rollercoaster: US Treasury bonds were "lurching up and down in stomach-churning chasms", to quote Adam Tooze. While global attention focused on the numbers of COVID-19 cases and deaths and governments in the UK and the USA dithered over their response to this pandemic, the world's bankers and finance…

sputniknews (2022-01-22). Night Was Young? No 10 Party Reportedly Continued Until 1 AM on Eve of Prince Philip's Funeral. sputniknews.com The "partygate" scandal, in which Prime Minister Boris Johnson is embroiled, shows no sign of slowing in the UK as time is ticking for the release of senior civil servant Sue Gray's report on the alleged No 10 social gatherings held between 2020 and 2021 amid strict COVID rules.

ecns.cn (2022-01-22). Chinese mainland records 23 new local COVID-19 cases. ecns.cn The Chinese mainland recorded 23 locally transmitted COVID-19 infections on Friday, the National Health Commission said Saturday.

WSWS (2022-01-22). Harvard tells students with COVID-19 to "self-isolate" and conduct their own contact tracing. wsws.org In the spring semester, Harvard students who test positive for COVID-19 will not be required to move into university-provided isolation housing but are being advised to "self-isolate" in their dorms or off-campus housing instead.

Staff (2022-01-22). Withholding vaccine safety data 'morally indefensible,' medical journal says. rt.com The British Medical Journal criticized Covid-19 vaccine manufacturers for 'reaping vast profits' without proper independent scrutiny | The British Medical Journal (BMJ) has urged public health regulators and pharma majors to immediately release all raw data from Covid-19 vaccine trials for independent scrutiny, arguing that "complete data transparency" was a matter of "public interest." | Branding Big Pharma as "the least trusted industry," a recent op-ed by BMJ editors stated that it was "morally indefensible" that this information remains inaccessible to doctors, researchers and the public, despite the globa…

teleSUR, DRL (2022-01-22). Puerto Rico registra récord de muertes diarias por Covid-19. telesurtv.net Las autoridades han impuesto restricciones como prohibir los eventos multitudinarios y limitar los aforos en actividades.

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2022-01-21: News Headlines

ecns.cn (2022-01-21). Ethiopia receives additional 2.2 mln doses of Chinese-donated COVID-19 vaccines. ecns.cn The Chinese government on Thursday donated an additional 2.2 million doses of Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccines to Ethiopia, giving a boost to the East African nation's vaccination efforts.

Staff (2022-01-21). ACLU Lawyer: Biden Is "Hiding Behind CDC" to Keep Pushing Trump-Era Anti-Immigrant Title 42 Policy. democracynow.org As the Biden administration marks its first year in office this week, we look at the president's ongoing defense of Trump-era anti-immigration policies. Department of Justice lawyers were in court Wednesday to defend the Trump-era order known as Title 42, which has been used to expel hundreds of thousands of migrants at the border without screening them for asylum. The policy was touted as a way to control the spread of COVID-19, even though top CDC officials say it's not needed to contain the virus. We speak with the ACLU's Lee Gelernt, who is the lead lawyer challenging the Biden administration's use of Title 4…

WSWS (2022-01-21). New Mexico governor calls in National Guard to substitute teach as educators and child care workers fall ill from COVID. wsws.org With outbreaks of the Omicron variant resulting in staff shortages at schools, the Democratic governor is mobilizing military forces to act as replacements to keep schools running and parents working to produce profits during the pandemic.

WSWS (2022-01-21). As Omicron rages through US workplaces, 8.8 million workers were off sick in early January. wsws.org The number out on sick leave represents 6 percent of the total workforce and does not include another 3.2 million workers staying home due to fear of contracting or spreading COVID-19.

ecns.cn (2022-01-21). Outbreak effectively controlled in Tianjin. ecns.cn The outbreak of the Omicron strain of COVID-19 has been effectively controlled in Tianjin, a senior official said on Friday. But relevant departments will not let their guard down, and residents, too, should not be careless, Gu Qing, deputy secretary general of Tianjin municipality, said at news conference.

teleSUR -HIM (2022-01-21). Ratifican eficacia de Sputnik V ante cepa àìmicron de Covid-19. telesurtv.net En individuos con elevados niveles de anticuerpos generados por ambas vacunas, el 100 por ciento de los inmunizados con Sputnik V neutralizó Ómicron, por el 83.3 de Pfizer.

WSWS (2022-01-21). Amidst Omicron surge, Pakistan's government declares war on poor, moves to close hospitals. wsws.org Karachi, Pakistan's biggest urban agglomeration and the epicenter of the Omicron outbreak, recorded a shocking test positivity rate of 40 percent last weekend and again on Wednesday.

WSWS (2022-01-21). New Zealand PM declares "We won't stop Omicron" wsws.org Jacinda Ardern stated that New Zealand will not go into lockdown in the event of an Omicron outbreak, making clear that her Labour-Greens government has adopted the murderous policy of letting the virus rip.

WSWS (2022-01-21). Turkish doctors strike as government policies spread Omicron variant. wsws.org Determination to struggle is growing among health and other workers as the Omicron variant spreads uncontrollably in Turkey and internationally.

teleSUR, lvm, MER (2022-01-21). Gobierno francés prevé levantar algunas restricciones por Covid-19. telesurtv.net Una de las medidas que prevé eliminar el Gobierno francés es el uso obligatorio de la mascarilla.

WSWS (2022-01-21). Australian state and federal governments confirm school reopening plan amid record COVID infections. wsws.org The prime minister yesterday continued to bluntly emphasise that the overriding reason that schools had to be forced open was to ensure that workers remained in their work places.

WSWS (2022-01-21). Peruvian miners strike over COVID surge. wsws.org The miners' action challenges not only the homicidal policies of mine owner Anglo-American, but those of the Castillo government itself.

Staff (2022-01-21). Schools defy Johnson's Covid relaxations. rt.com Over 100 UK headteachers have insisted masks must still be worn | Hundreds of British schools are set to defy Prime Minister Boris Johnson after he announced on Wednesday that masks will no longer be needed in schools, when Plan B rules elapse next week, according to reports in British media. | More than 100 headteachers have already written to parents to inform them that their children will still be required to wear facemasks in the classrooms. | Several schools said the policy would be in place "until further notice," citing high regional levels of Covid-19; coronavirus prevalence remains high in England's n…

teleSUR (2022-01-21). China Fires Up Growth Engines Under Economic 'Triple Pressure'. telesurenglish.net China's year-on-year economic growth in 2021 was the best in around a decade, although a complicated external environment and the evolving COVID-19 epidemic continued to weigh on the world's second-largest economy. | RELATED: | Gross domestic product (GDP) grew by 8.1 percent year on year last year, outstripping the government's target. However, there are still challenges on the horizon, with sporadic COVID-19 cases c…

teleSUR -mcs -HIM (2022-01-21). Italia registra 2.266 decesos por Covid-19 en la última semana. telesurtv.net Las autoridades sanitarias indican que la nación europea es uno de los países con una elevada tasa de letalidad.

WSWS (2022-01-21). Hundreds of thousands of educators, children infected in Spanish schools. wsws.org The deliberate mass infection of pupils and teachers with COVID-19 is a part of the PSOE-Podemos government's policy of allowing the virus to become endemic.

WSWS (2022-01-21). Hospitals across the US overflowing with COVID-19 patients. wsws.org Hospitals are buckling under the crush of COVID-19 admissions, sending out pleas for help and, in some cases, shuttering doors to incoming patients.

Thomas Klikauer (2022-01-21). COVID-19 and Privatization in Germany. zcomm.org Public health is no longer measured on public health needs. Now they are based on abstract formulas about hospital bed and ICU occupancy…

WSWS (2022-01-21). West Bengal adopts mass infection policy amid India's COVID-19 surge. wsws.org The disaster unleashed by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's reckless policies in the current surge of the pandemic implicates the entire ruling establishment.

WSWS (2022-01-21). The global struggle to close schools and stop the pandemic. wsws.org The fight against school reopenings is once again the spearhead of the global class struggle as masses of youth and educators are unwilling to accept further infections, hospitalizations and deaths from COVID-19.

WSWS (2022-01-21). At least one in 10 workers out with COVID at Amazon's JFK8 warehouse in Staten Island. wsws.org A leaked internal document has revealed that a large portion of the workforce at Amazon's JFK8 warehouse on Staten Island in New York City were out due to COVID-19 last week.

ecns.cn (2022-01-21). China's Jiangsu sees robust air cargo growth since epidemic. ecns.cn East China's Jiangsu province saw its cargo flight sector over the last two years surge by 489.2 percent compared with the level before the COVID-19 epidemic, said the provincial border inspection department.

WSWS (2022-01-21). Massachusetts hospitals "gasping for air" wsws.org The hospital system in Massachusetts is collapsing as thousands of workers fall to COVID-19 and new COVID-19 hospitalizations push facilities beyond capacity…

WSWS (2022-01-21). High school students stage walkouts in Texas and Colorado amid wave of student protests. wsws.org With more teachers and students getting sick with COVID, students across the country have demanded increased safety measures.

teleSUR- jaa -HIM (2022-01-21). OMS confirma récord de contagios diarios por Covid-19. telesurtv.net Según la OMS, la cifra de casos desde el inicio de la pandemia asciende a los 336.790.193.

teleSUR -mcs -HIM (2022-01-21). Brasil aprueba uso de vacuna china anticovid en menores de edad. telesurtv.net Brasil atraviesa por una nueva ola de contagios de Covid-19 ante la expansión de la variante Ómicron.

sputniknews (2022-01-21). Video: Molotov Cocktails, Cop Injury, Gunfire Amid Protests Against COVID Restrictions in Guadeloupe. sputniknews.com Over the past few months, the French overseas territory of Guadeloupe, along with the nearby French island of Martinique, has been hit by protests against coronavirus restrictions.

Nayvin Gordon (2022-01-21). U.S. COVID-19 POLICY: PRISONERS OF FEAR—THE ELDERLY, THE SICK, AND VULNERAB. indybay.org The only way out of the Covid pandemic prison is by fighting for ZERO-COVID…

Staff (2022-01-21). Cantante checa Hana Horká muere de COVID-19 tras contagiarse a propósito. cubadebate.cu Hana Horka, cantante del grupo de folk checo Asonance —que se opone a las vacunas contra el covid—, murió este domingo (16.01.2022), con 57 años, después de haber contraído deliberadamente el virus para obtener su pase sanitario, anunció la familia.

Staff (2022-01-21). Los peligros de la emigración ilegal hacia Estados Unidos y otros temas migratorios (+ Video). cubadebate.cu Representantes de los ministerios de Relaciones Exteriores y del Interior comparecieron este jueves en el programa televisivo Mesa Redonda para debatir sobre las actualizaciones realizadas a la política migratoria cubana, el flujo irregular de migrantes, las salidas ilegales del país, y la atención consular en la etapa de pandemia. Cuba cuenta con nueve acuerdos migratorios bilaterales firmados y, en el ámbito multilateral, ratificó su participación en el Pacto global para la migración ordenada y legal.

sputniknews (2022-01-21). Google Spending to Influence US Congress Grew 27% in 2021. sputniknews.com WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – Google spending on lobbyists to influence politicians in Washington grew by more than 27 percent versus the previous year, newly posted federal filings revealed.

Staff (2022-01-21). 'Milestone' surgery sees pig kidneys transplanted into human. rt.com Doctors said the gene-edited organs functioned normally in the host body, potentially clearing the way for wider clinical trials with living patients | Surgeons in the US have announced the successful transplantation of kidneys from a genetically modified pig into a brain-dead man's body. The organs created urine for three days and showed no signs of being rejected by the host's immune system before the study concluded. | The procedure, which was described in an American Journal of Transplantation

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-01-21). Lung cancer: It is about more than smoking. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org World Cancer Day is February 4 ROCHESTER, Minn.— World Cancer Day is February 4 and that makes this the ideal time to talk about lung cancer and smoking. Internationally, lung cancer is the most common cause of cancer deaths and the World Health Organization estimates that 90% of cases could be prevented by eliminating tobacco use. People who smoke are at the greatest risk. Smokeless tobacco is also associated with lung cancer. And lung cancer…

Ana Perdigón (2022-01-21). Maduro and Putin Ratify Multidimensional Alliance During Phone Call. orinocotribune.com The President of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, held a telephone call with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, in which they ratified the multidimensional alliance between both nations. | Both leaders provided updates on the advances in cooperation on a wide range of issues, and highlighted that there has been an increase of 12% in commercial exchange. | They also highlighted advances in economic, health, and military issues, in addition to increased air connectivity between Caracas and Moscow. | President Maduro took advantage of the telephone conversation to thank Russia for its support in the fight against th…

Global Research News (2022-01-21). Selected Articles: The 5G Roll Out: EMF Radiation, Devastating Health Impacts, Social and Economic Implications. Crimes Against Humanity? globalresearch.ca By The roll out of the new C-Band 5G service by AT&T and Verizon …

Staff (2022-01-21). Human eyes hold key to predicting imminent death — study. rt.com Researchers have linked increased mortality risks to the condition of a person's retina | A new, "reliable indicator" of a person's health problems, ones that may cause early death, has been found by a team of international scientists. Using artificial intelligence (AI) techniques, researchers studied the eyes of nearly 47,000 people and concluded that the state of our retina may signal a heightened risk of death. | The study,

Dean Baker (2022-01-21). Are Used Car Prices Bankrupting Workers? cepr.net The news media have been constantly hyping inflation in recent months. While everyone has been seeing the huge rise in gas prices over the last year (that's what happens when the world reopens after a pandemic), used car prices have risen almost as rapidly. From December 2020 to December 2021 they rose 37.3 percent. This accounted for 1.03 percentage points of the 7.0 percent overall inflation in the last year. | We know the story of these price increases. A fire in a semiconductor plant in Japan has created a worldwide shortage of semiconductors, which has slowed car production. With people unable to get new car…

WSWS (2022-01-21). Reports show worsening conditions for Australian youth. wsws.org The studies highlight that living conditions and financial security for young people in Australia were declining even before the pandemic, which has further exacerbated this trend.

sputniknews (2022-01-21). Fifth Time's Not the Charm: Pam Anderson Files for Divorce as Husband Was 'D*ck' to Her, Report Says. sputniknews.com Anderson married Hayhurst, who previously was her bodyguard and a contractor on Christmas Eve in 2020, at her Vancouver Island home. But it appears that the romance has fizzled out due to the pandemic.

Staff (2022-01-21). Premios àìscar registran el menor número de películas aspirantes a mejor filme del año en una década. cubadebate.cu Un total de 276 películas compiten para ser nominadas al àìscar al mejor filme del año, la categoría más importante de los premios de la Academia de Hollywood, lo que supone el menor registro de los últimos diez años debido a la pandemia. El listado oficial de nominados se conocerá el 8 de febrero.

sputniknews (2022-01-21). Adele Cries Her Heart Out Amid Las Vegas Residency Delay, as Angered Fans Doubt Her Tears are Real. sputniknews.com The singer was supposed to perform at the iconic Colosseum every weekend, starting from 21 January until 16 April – however, the pandemic and delivery delays forced her to reschedule the grand event at the very last moment.

WSWS (2022-01-21). Australia: Shepparton resident supports Global Workers' Inquest and speaks on "living with the virus" in regional community. wsws.org "I fully support the Global Workers' Inquest and it is my hope that it will shine a light on the most selfish and uncaring of our 'leaders' for their direct action or intentional inaction, so they may be judged for profiteering from the people's pain."

imperial.ac.uk (2022-01-21). Imperial community 'listen and learn from one another' in history dialogue. imperial.ac.uk Imperial's community dialogue about the College's history and legacy concludes with a staff and student forum on Wednesday 26 January.

imperial.ac.uk (2022-01-21). Imperial researchers help inform the development of the National AI White Paper. imperial.ac.uk The Forum organised a roundtable with Imperial researchers and the government Office for AI to discuss the government's upcoming AI White Paper…

sputniknews (2022-01-20). Roadkill-Eating, Dung-Smoking Iranian Who Hasn't Bathed in 67 Years Reportedly in 'Good Health'. sputniknews.com In Medieval Europe, bathing was considered vain among Christian peasants, who would wash themselves only once a year, in June. However, there are some bizarre modern examples of people who are willing to get even dirtier.

Staff (2022-01-20). Headlines for January 20, 2022. democracynow.org Voting Rights Bill Dies in Senate as Democrats Manchin & Sinema Allow GOP Filibuster, Biden Predicts Russia Will Invade Ukraine, Says Putin "Will Regret Having Done It", Supreme Court Rejects Trump's Bid to Shield Records from January 6 Committee, Global Coronavirus Cases Hit Record High, Czech Singer Hana Horkad Dies After Deliberately Infecting Herself with Coronavirus, West Virginia's Republican Governor Urges Vaccinations After Bout of COVID-19, Florida Health Dept. Puts Top Official on Leave for Promoting COVID Vaccine to Staff , Aid Flights Land in Volcano-Stricken Tonga Amid Water Shortages, Threat of COVI…

Staff (2022-01-20). Ralph Nader: Biden's First Year Proves He Is Still a "Corporate Socialist" Beholden to Big Business. democracynow.org As President Biden marks one year in office, we speak with former four-time presidential candidate Ralph Nader and The Nation's Katrina vanden Heuvel, who say Biden has failed so far to sell his agenda to the American people and bring about the transformative policy he campaigned on — from quelling the pandemic to passing his landmark Build Back Better legislation. The two also critique the U.S. mainstream press for asking "war-inciting questions," with Nader saying "the self-censorship of the press is overwhelming."

Sasha Abramsky (2022-01-20). Omicron Supply-Chain Disruptions Are Hitting Low-Income Communities the Hardest. truthout.org Over the past few weeks, as the Omicron variant of the coronavirus has swept the U.S., supply chain woes have worsened. | Three things seem to be happening: the first is that so many workers are now out sick that delivery systems to grocery stores and retailers are starting to break down; in other words, the produce has been harvested, but in many instances it's stuck in warehouses, or on ships, or in food silos because of a shortage of people to speedily deliver goods around this huge cou…

_____ (2022-01-20). School Privatization Groups Are Exploiting COVID Closure Debates For Their Own Ends. popularresistance.org Schools around the country have once again been forced to make tough decisions about returning to remote learning due to the explosion of new COVID-19 infections resulting from the highly contagious omicron variant. Despite a recent poll showing that 56% of parents support the suspension of in-person learning to slow the spread of the disease, a counter-narrative has emerged, pushed hard by the mainstream media, that pits teachers (and particularly teachers' unions) against parents. Earlier this week, in fact, in New York Magazine, liberal pundit Jonathan Chait defended Nate Silver's widely criticized argument th…

WSWS (2022-01-20). New projections estimate that up to 304,000 in the US could die from COVID-19 by mid-March. wsws.org As Omicron continues to inundate hospitals and kill upwards of 2,000 people each day in the US, the WHO has warned that the pandemic is far from over.

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2022-01-20: News Headlines

WSWS (2022-01-19). Nearly 1 million US children were infected with COVID-19 last week. wsws.org In the wake of school reopenings following the winter break in the US, child COVID-19 cases have risen dramatically, while the cumulative child deaths now stand at 1,127.

WSWS (2022-01-19). COVID-positive health care workers in Washington state told to work while symptomatic. wsws.org A memo by MultiCare Health Systems modified its COVID-19 safety protocols to state that "some staff may return to work even if they are experiencing mild symptoms."

Ann Garrison (2022-01-19). Did WHO chief Tedros violate UN rules to advance TPLF interests in Ethiopia? thegrayzone.com In leaked audio, UN staffers accuse World Health Organization Secretary-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus of violating UN code to further the objectives of his political allies in Ethiopia's conflict Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, World Health Organization (WHO) Secretary-General and overseer of the UN's global coronavirus response, has established a shadow relief operation that sidesteps the authority of Ethiopia's sovereign government and directly coordinates with his political allies in the country's civil war. The alleged actions by Tedros, which have come to light …

WSWS (2022-01-19). UK social care driven to the point of collapse by Omicron wave. wsws.org A total of 122 care home operators in England declared a "red alert" due to staffing shortages last week, with 13,500 workers off with COVID.

WSWS (2022-01-19). Amid record deaths Australian prime minister declares "we should not fear" Omicron. wsws.org The country has recorded 604 deaths from the virus, more than 21 percent of the total since the start of the pandemic, in just the first 19 days of this year.

WSWS (2022-01-19). Michigan K-12 schools see 74 new COVID-19 outbreaks as opposition to in-person learning builds. wsws.org Just weeks into a new school semester, the return to in-person learning K-12 is fostering an explosive surge of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 across the state of Michigan.

Sarah Hathway (2022-01-19). Omicron: As inequalities grow unions must fight back. greenleft.org.au Workers have been forced to bear the cost of the COVID-19 recession while corporations have raked in huge profits. Sarah Hathway argues that unions are in a good position to make demands on the state and bosses for protections.

C.J. Hopkins (2022-01-19). The Last Days of the Covidian Cult. dissidentvoice.org This isn't going to be pretty, folks. The downfall of a death cult rarely is. There is going to be wailing and gnashing of teeth, incoherent fanatical jabbering, mass deleting of embarrassing tweets. There's going to be a veritable tsunami of desperate rationalizing, strenuous denying, shameless blame-shifting, and other forms of ass-covering, as suddenly former …

Staff (2022-01-19). Cuba podría estar en el pico de la actual ola de contagios. cubadebate.cu Expertos cubanos consideran que el país está controlando la epidemia de la COVID-19 y que ha entrado en una meseta de casos diarios para empezar a descender en las próximas semanas, según se dio a conocer en reunión con el Presidente de la República.

WSWS (2022-01-19). Australian teacher unions collaborate with school reopening drive amid record COVID infections. wsws.org The refusal of the union bureaucracy to defend the basic rights of teachers and school workers has never been as stark as it is now.

WSWS (2022-01-19). Australian unions appeal to business for "COVID-safe plans" to keep a lid on working-class opposition. wsws.org Contrary to the presentation in the press, the unions are not seeking to organise strikes to demand proper health and safety measures, but to prevent the working class taking such action independently.

Staff (2022-01-19). Las 3 del día: Resumen noticioso de este 18 de enero (+ Podcast). cubadebate.cu Como en cada jornada estamos en el podcast "Las 3 del día" con un resumen de lo que ha sucedido en las últimas 24 horas. Conecta tus audífonos o escúchanos en altavoz. Hoy hablamos del frente frío que afecta al país, de cuándo estamos en presencia de una tormenta local severa, del aumento de casos positivos a la COVID-19 en Cuba y de la venidera consulta popular del Código de las Familias.

WSWS (2022-01-19). Anger, grief among autoworkers following COVID death of young Chicago Ford worker. wsws.org Workers who spoke out placed the blame of Caleb Dye's death on the unions, the auto companies and the profit system.

WSWS (2022-01-19). Workers reveal COVID-19 infections at Australia Post. wsws.org "The week before I tested positive, four drivers in my team were out sick or were covering for sick workers in other areas."

WorkWeek (2022-01-19). SEIU Members On Death Of Ludwig Leota,Chicago Teachers/ Zero Covid vs Permanent Covid. indybay.org WorkWeek covers SEIU 1021 Members On Death Of Ludwig Leota, Chicago Teachers & Zero Covid vs Permanent Covid 19, Vermont AFL-CIO On Rise Of Fascism, Journalist Jeremy Portjo's Assault & Argentina General Strike Against A Mining Company.

Nayvin Gordon (2022-01-19). U.S. COVID-19 POLICY: PRISONERS OF FEAR—THE ELDERLY, THE SICK, AND VULNERAB. indybay.org The only way out of the Covid pandemic prison is by fighting for ZERO-COVID…

WSWS (2022-01-19). Inquest evidence exposes COVID disaster at Australian aged care facility. wsws.org Witnesses provide damning testimony of the tragedy at St Basil's Homes for the Aged in Melbourne in 2020, where 50 residents died due to infection and neglect.

WSWS (2022-01-19). Coronavirus infection rates in Germany reach all-time high. wsws.org The coronavirus incidence rates in Germany are higher than ever. On Monday, the seven-day incidence—cases per 100,000 people—reached a new all-time high of 553.2.

Staff (2022-01-19). Olympic stars given makeshift phones amid fears of China spying. rt.com Security experts have warned of a 'devastating' security flaw and potential for surveillance | British athletes have been offered temporary phones and their Team USA rivals have reportedly been told to use burner devices ahead of the Beijing Olympics, acting after investigations suggested the mandated Games app is not safe. | All attendees of the Games, which take place from February 4-20 2022, are required to submit their health status to the app, which internet experts say is at serious risk of data breaches and may have a list of censored terms including references to Chinese people, Muslims, Jews and the h…

Michael Lyon (2022-01-19). Tuesday 1/18: Opportunities and Dangers for Medicare and Guaranteed Healthcare in California. indybay.org Zoom info: us02web.zoom.us/j/2880330680?pwd=VXlSdVBERFM3OFVuVGdrampVQkovUT09. ID 288 033 0680 Password 131457. Phone in at 1-669 900 9128, then punch in 288 033 0680 and #, then 131457 and punch # again.

WSWS (2022-01-19). Turkish iron miners launch wildcat strike for wages and benefits. wsws.org These nonunion miners' wildcat strike is part of an emerging international movement of workers against rising living costs and deadly pandemic policies.

WSWS (2022-01-19). Further slowdown in Chinese growth. wsws.org Signs of nervousness in ruling circles are evident in the People's Bank of China's decision to cut a key lending rate for the first time since April 2020 at the start of the pandemic.

Jacob Andrewartha (2022-01-19). Socialist Alliance 16th conference discusses collective pandemic response. greenleft.org.au Delegates and members across Australia took part in the 16th National Conference of the Socialist Alliance on January 15-16. Jacob Andrewartha reports.

WSWS (2022-01-19). David O'Sullivan's preliminary hearing held at Watford Employment Tribunal. wsws.org O'Sullivan said, "This case goes to the heart of what rights employees have to protect themselves in the pandemic, and how far they can go in pursuing those rights."

WSWS (2022-01-19). Oxfam report reveals malignant dependency of the pandemic on capitalist inequality. wsws.org The Oxfam report "Inequality Kills," published on Monday, exposes the connection between the wealth accumulation of the billionaire elite and the deadly impact of the pandemic on masses of people internationally over the past two years.

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2022-01-19: News Headlines

WSWS (2022-01-19). Nearly 1 million US children were infected with COVID-19 last week. wsws.org In the wake of school reopenings following the winter break in the US, child COVID-19 cases have risen dramatically, while the cumulative child deaths now stand at 1,127.

WSWS (2022-01-19). COVID-positive health care workers in Washington state told to work while symptomatic. wsws.org A memo by MultiCare Health Systems modified its COVID-19 safety protocols to state that "some staff may return to work even if they are experiencing mild symptoms."

Ann Garrison (2022-01-19). Did WHO chief Tedros violate UN rules to advance TPLF interests in Ethiopia? thegrayzone.com In leaked audio, UN staffers accuse World Health Organization Secretary-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus of violating UN code to further the objectives of his political allies in Ethiopia's conflict Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, World Health Organization (WHO) Secretary-General and overseer of the UN's global coronavirus response, has established a shadow relief operation that sidesteps the authority of Ethiopia's sovereign government and directly coordinates with his political allies in the country's civil war. The alleged actions by Tedros, which have come to light …

Sarah Hathway (2022-01-19). Omicron: As inequalities grow unions must fight back. greenleft.org.au Workers have been forced to bear the cost of the COVID-19 recession while corporations have raked in huge profits. Sarah Hathway argues that unions are in a good position to make demands on the state and bosses for protections.

WSWS (2022-01-19). Amid record deaths Australian prime minister declares "we should not fear" Omicron. wsws.org The country has recorded 604 deaths from the virus, more than 21 percent of the total since the start of the pandemic, in just the first 19 days of this year.

WSWS (2022-01-19). Michigan K-12 schools see 74 new COVID-19 outbreaks as opposition to in-person learning builds. wsws.org Just weeks into a new school semester, the return to in-person learning K-12 is fostering an explosive surge of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 across the state of Michigan.

C.J. Hopkins (2022-01-19). The Last Days of the Covidian Cult. dissidentvoice.org This isn't going to be pretty, folks. The downfall of a death cult rarely is. There is going to be wailing and gnashing of teeth, incoherent fanatical jabbering, mass deleting of embarrassing tweets. There's going to be a veritable tsunami of desperate rationalizing, strenuous denying, shameless blame-shifting, and other forms of ass-covering, as suddenly former …

WSWS (2022-01-19). Workers reveal COVID-19 infections at Australia Post. wsws.org "The week before I tested positive, four drivers in my team were out sick or were covering for sick workers in other areas."

WorkWeek (2022-01-19). SEIU Members On Death Of Ludwig Leota,Chicago Teachers/ Zero Covid vs Permanent Covid. indybay.org WorkWeek covers SEIU 1021 Members On Death Of Ludwig Leota, Chicago Teachers & Zero Covid vs Permanent Covid 19, Vermont AFL-CIO On Rise Of Fascism, Journalist Jeremy Portjo's Assault & Argentina General Strike Against A Mining Company.

Nayvin Gordon (2022-01-19). U.S. COVID-19 POLICY: PRISONERS OF FEAR—THE ELDERLY, THE SICK, AND VULNERAB. indybay.org The only way out of the Covid pandemic prison is by fighting for ZERO-COVID…

WSWS (2022-01-19). Australian unions appeal to business for "COVID-safe plans" to keep a lid on working-class opposition. wsws.org Contrary to the presentation in the press, the unions are not seeking to organise strikes to demand proper health and safety measures, but to prevent the working class taking such action independently.

Staff (2022-01-19). Las 3 del día: Resumen noticioso de este 18 de enero (+ Podcast). cubadebate.cu Como en cada jornada estamos en el podcast "Las 3 del día" con un resumen de lo que ha sucedido en las últimas 24 horas. Conecta tus audífonos o escúchanos en altavoz. Hoy hablamos del frente frío que afecta al país, de cuándo estamos en presencia de una tormenta local severa, del aumento de casos positivos a la COVID-19 en Cuba y de la venidera consulta popular del Código de las Familias.

Staff (2022-01-19). Cuba podría estar en el pico de la actual ola de contagios. cubadebate.cu Expertos cubanos consideran que el país está controlando la epidemia de la COVID-19 y que ha entrado en una meseta de casos diarios para empezar a descender en las próximas semanas, según se dio a conocer en reunión con el Presidente de la República.

WSWS (2022-01-19). Anger, grief among autoworkers following COVID death of young Chicago Ford worker. wsws.org Workers who spoke out placed the blame of Caleb Dye's death on the unions, the auto companies and the profit system.

WSWS (2022-01-19). Australian teacher unions collaborate with school reopening drive amid record COVID infections. wsws.org The refusal of the union bureaucracy to defend the basic rights of teachers and school workers has never been as stark as it is now.

WSWS (2022-01-19). Coronavirus infection rates in Germany reach all-time high. wsws.org The coronavirus incidence rates in Germany are higher than ever. On Monday, the seven-day incidence—cases per 100,000 people—reached a new all-time high of 553.2.

Michael Lyon (2022-01-19). Tuesday 1/18: Opportunities and Dangers for Medicare and Guaranteed Healthcare in California. indybay.org Zoom info: us02web.zoom.us/j/2880330680?pwd=VXlSdVBERFM3OFVuVGdrampVQkovUT09. ID 288 033 0680 Password 131457. Phone in at 1-669 900 9128, then punch in 288 033 0680 and #, then 131457 and punch # again.

WSWS (2022-01-19). Oxfam report reveals malignant dependency of the pandemic on capitalist inequality. wsws.org The Oxfam report "Inequality Kills," published on Monday, exposes the connection between the wealth accumulation of the billionaire elite and the deadly impact of the pandemic on masses of people internationally over the past two years.

WSWS (2022-01-19). Further slowdown in Chinese growth. wsws.org Signs of nervousness in ruling circles are evident in the People's Bank of China's decision to cut a key lending rate for the first time since April 2020 at the start of the pandemic.

Jacob Andrewartha (2022-01-19). Socialist Alliance 16th conference discusses collective pandemic response. greenleft.org.au Delegates and members across Australia took part in the 16th National Conference of the Socialist Alliance on January 15-16. Jacob Andrewartha reports.

WSWS (2022-01-19). David O'Sullivan's preliminary hearing held at Watford Employment Tribunal. wsws.org O'Sullivan said, "This case goes to the heart of what rights employees have to protect themselves in the pandemic, and how far they can go in pursuing those rights."

WSWS (2022-01-19). Turkish iron miners launch wildcat strike for wages and benefits. wsws.org These nonunion miners' wildcat strike is part of an emerging international movement of workers against rising living costs and deadly pandemic policies.

Robert S. Becker (2022-01-18). How much crass irrationality can self-government stand? Can community wisdom offset howls for mob mayhem? nationofchange.org Trump-proof elections — with energized agendas, expanded voting, critical thinking and compassion Like delivery companies, food production, and all sorts of machinery, democratic self-government must work to be viable. That means spreading enough wealth, services (especially medical), housing, clothing and education to motivate enough key workers to sustain interwoven supply chains. Viability thus depends on …

teleSUR (2022-01-18). World Oil Consumption To Rise Despite Omicron: OPEC. telesurenglish.net In a monthly market analysis, the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) assured that the Omicron strain expansion will not alter its forecast of a 4.3 percent increase in world crude oil consumption by 2022. | RELATED: | "Although the omicron variant may have an impact in the first half of 2022 due to containment measures and rising levels of hospitalization that affect the workforce, the world eco…

It's Going Down (2022-01-18). This Is America #157: Protests in NYC as Eviction Moratorium Ends; Student Walkouts Spread Across US. itsgoingdown.org Welcome, to This Is America, January 18th, 2022. On this episode, we speak with a student involved in organizing ongoing strikes in the Oakland Unified School District. We talk about the spread of Omicron throughout schools, the impact of sickout actions by teachers, and how students began to self-organize to issue their own demands and…

WSWS (2022-01-18). Quebec's public health director forced to resign as Omicron infections overwhelm health care system. wsws.org The forced resignation of Horacio Arruda, until now a close associate of Premier Legault, is being used to distract attention from the CAQ government's homicidal response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

sputniknews (2022-01-18). Japanese PM Kishida Delivers Speech on Second Day of Davos 2022 WEF Virtual Event. sputniknews.com The World Economic Forum had previously postponed its annual in-person meeting in Davos due to the omicron coronavirus strain. A face-to-face meeting in Switzerland is expected to take place this summer.

ecns.cn (2022-01-18). U.S. growth outlook in first quarter down to 3 pct amid inflation, Omicron concerns: WSJ. ecns.cn The outlook for U.S. economic growth in the first quarter of 2022 has been lowered to an annual rate of 3 percent amid concerns over inflation, Omicron and supply-chain constraints in the country, The Wall Street Journal has reported.

Winn Ellinger (2022-01-18). Workers at Austin pizzeria protest dangerous conditions as COVID ravages staff. liberationnews.org Employees of Austin, Texas-based pizzeria Via 313 and their supporters protested on Jan. 8 for better sick pay, better COVID-19 protocols and transparency in the company's management of worker health.

Spaetgens B, Nagy M, ten Cate H. (2022-01-18). Antiplatelet Therapy in Patients With COVID-19. jamanetwork.com Because venous and arterial thromboembolism are common among patients hospitalized with COVID-19, anticoagulant therapies were among the first to be evaluated in clinical trials to improve outcomes in moderately ill patients hospitalized with COVID-19. These studies have yielded thus far somewhat mixed results, varying from beneficial effects of therapeutic doses of low-molecular-weight heparin in the ATTACC, ACTIV-4a, and REMAP-CAP trials to no difference between therapeutic and prophylactic doses of low-molecular-weight heparin in the INSPIRATION, ACTION, and RAPID trials. Therefore, it remains to be determined…

Staff (2022-01-18). Most Covid jab 'side effects' are not caused by vaccines — study. rt.com Many people are so worried about Covid vaccine 'side effects' they actually feel them even if they get placebo, new research claims | Vast majority of Covid vaccine 'side effects' are caused by people's expectations rather than by the vaccine, Harvard Medical School researchers say, after analyzing the reports of more than 45,000 trial participants. | Various "systemic" side effects, such as headaches, tiredness, and joint pain were reported in both halves of the focus group: among those who received various Covid vaccines, as well as those who unknowingly received placebo. | After analyzing the reports, scien…

WSWS (2022-01-18). Australian pathology worker warns about dangerous conditions facing frontline health staff. wsws.org "Up until a few months ago, collectors were having to work in COVID wards, and then later work in the general population, which obviously increased the risk of infection."

WorkWeek (2022-01-18). SEIU Members On Death Of Ludwig Leota,Chicago Teachers/ Zero Covid vs Permanent Covid. indybay.org WorkWeek covers SEIU 1021 Members On Death Of Ludwig Leota, Chicago Teachers & Zero Covid vs Permanent Covid 19, Vermont AFL-CIO On Rise Of Fascism, Journalist Jeremy Portjo's Assault & Argentina General Strike Against A Mining Company.

sputniknews (2022-01-18). Dominic Cummings Ready to 'Swear Under Oath' BoJo 'Lied' About No 10 Lockdown-Busting 'Boozy Party'. sputniknews.com Senior civil servant Sue Gray is currently leading a probe into a series of alleged parties that took place on Downing Street and at other government departments at a time when the UK was under strict COVID-19 restrictions, with the event on 20 May 2020 the most contentious of them, implicating Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

WSWS (2022-01-18). Ontario educator's post about allowing infectious students to return to class gives voice to widespread outrage. wsws.org The teacher, Ken, reported that he was made aware that a student with COVID-19 would be returning to his class today just five days after testing positive. "When I raised the concern that the kid is contagious for 10 days, I was told that the guidelines state he can come back after five days," he wrote on Twitter.

teleSUR- lvm -HIM (2022-01-18). Alertan sobre alza de gripe en Europa y azote junto a Covid-19. telesurtv.net El Sistema de Vigilancia de Gripe en España (SVGE) detectó hasta el 9 de enero, 1.298 casos por 100.000 habitantes.

WSWS (2022-01-18). Record surge in COVID-19 child deaths as opposition grows among US educators and students. wsws.org The WSWS spoke to educators, parents and students nationwide about conditions in their schools and their thoughts on the most recent collective actions of educators and students across the US and globally.

WSWS (2022-01-18). Autoworkers describe horrible working conditions: "There are so many out because of COVID; we are operating with a serious skeleton crew" wsws.org With ranks thinned by sickness, the remaining workers are being forced to labor long hours as the automakers seek to extract every ounce of profit.

Jon Queally (2022-01-18). Billionaires 'had a terrific pandemic' while inequality killed millions: Oxfam. nationofchange.org Oxfam International's latest report on global inequality finds that while the 10 richest individuals in the world more than doubled their collective wealth since Covid-19 hit in 2020, the related result of this billionaire surge has been a deadlier and more prolonged pandemic for the rest of the world in which the incomes of 99 …

Staff (2022-01-18). Autocracies more trusted than democracies — study. rt.com Public confidence in democratic governments has fallen amid the pandemic | A global survey has found that autocracies have become increasingly trusted, while confidence in democracies has fallen. One of the reasons given is the alleged poor management of the Covid-19 pandemic in democratic states. | In a study published this week, the Edelman Trust Barometer, a communications group that has polled thousands of people over two decades,

S. Arutchelvan (2022-01-18). Think of the many — don't worry for the few. greenleft.org.au Oxfam International revealed that Asia's billionaires have increased their wealth by 74% while 148 million others in the region have been pushed into poverty since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, writes S. Arutchelvan.

WSWS (2022-01-18). Michigan educators and students: Join the fight to close schools and stop the pandemic! wsws.org This statement was adopted by Michigan educators, parents and students to fight plans to reopen schools in Detroit and other cities despite the record-breaking surge in COVID infections and hospitalizations.

ecns.cn (2022-01-18). Beijing reports two local COVID-19 cases, one person testing positive. ecns.cn Beijing reported two confirmed locally transmitted COVID-19 cases and one other person testing positive for COVID-19 from Monday to 3 p.m. Tuesday, according to local authorities.

teleSUR, MER (2022-01-18). Venezuela recibe 3.1 millones de vacunas anticovid a través de Covax. telesurtv.net Las vacunas que arribaron al país serán destinadas a fortalecer el Plan de Refuerzo de la Inmunización contra el Coronavirus.

WSWS (2022-01-18). Polls point to historic political crisis in Australia. wsws.org The underlying disgust has been deepened by outrage over the rising toll of working-class COVID infections, hospitalisations and deaths.

WSWS (2022-01-18). Amid COVID-19 outbreaks in China, corporate fears of a worsening supply chain crisis. wsws.org The concerted push by the Western media for the Chinese government to drop its COVID-zero policy takes on another dimension as global corporations grapple with mounting supply chain breakdowns.

Peoples Dispatch (2022-01-18). Hunger strike continues in New York's infamous Rikers Island. peoplesdispatch.org Inmates have complained of indifference by officials regarding the risk of COVID-19 spread, inadequate heating during winter, lack of proper hygiene and rising violence inside the prison…

sputniknews (2022-01-18). Israeli Prime Minister Bennett Speaks on Second Day of 'Davos' Virtual 2022 WEF. sputniknews.com The World Economic Forum (WEF) summit which traditionally takes place in January in Davos, Switzerland is being held virtually this year, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

jamanetwork (2022-01-18). Incorrect Equivalent Dose and P Values in Figure 3. jamanetwork.com In the Original Investigation titled "Effect of 12 mg vs 6 mg of Dexamethasone on the Number of Days Alive Without Life Support in Adults With COVID-19 and Severe Hypoxemia: The COVID STEROID 2 Randomized Trial," published in the November 9, 2021, issue of JAMA, there was an incorrect equivalent dose listed and incorrect P values in Figure 3. In the second paragraph of the article, the last sentence should have been "Pharmacodynamic studies suggest dose-dependent activation of the corticosteroid receptor with increasing doses up to 60 mg of prednisone (equivalent to 9 mg of dexamethasone).10" In Figure 3, a codin…

WSWS (2022-01-18). New York University announces in-person reopening for spring semester 24 hours after former librarian dies from COVID-19. wsws.org Dr. Steenshorne is one of the millions of human beings internationally whose lives have been tragically cut short by capitalist governments' criminal policies to allow the highly infectious and deadly coronavirus to rampage unchecked through the population.

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_____ (2022-01-18). Oahu Water Protectors Demand Navy Stop Poisoning Their Community. popularresistance.org A World War II Era underground storage tank containing over 100 million gallons of jet fuel at the Red Hill Fuel Facility has been leaking into the aquifer that provides water to the people of Oahu. Until recently, the Navy denied there were leaks or that the water was unsafe despite multiple complaints of health problems and an oil sheen found in the tap water. Now, the Oahu Water Protectors have gained the Navy's attention and that of local and state elected officials. Wayne Tanaka of the Sierra Club of Hawaii speaks with Clearing the FOG about the fuel facility, what is at stake and how they are organizing to…

WSWS (2022-01-18). America's COVID-19 nightmare. wsws.org As the media and political establishment works tirelessly to downplay the dangers of COVID-19, America's health care system is buckling under the weight of mass infection and death.

Dean Baker (2022-01-18). Is the US Economy Operating Above Its Capacity? cepr.net If we can get the pandemic under control, the supply problems we are now seeing (along with pretty much every other wealthy country) will dissipate over the course of the year.

WSWS (2022-01-18). New York University announces in-person reopening for spring semester 24 hours after former librarian dies from COVID-19. wsws.org Dr. Steenshorne is one of the millions of human beings internationally whose lives have been tragically cut short by capitalist governments' criminal policies to allow the highly infectious and deadly coronavirus to rampage unchecked through the population.

ecns.cn (2022-01-18). U.S. growth outlook in first quarter down to 3 pct amid inflation, Omicron concerns: WSJ. ecns.cn The outlook for U.S. economic growth in the first quarter of 2022 has been lowered to an annual rate of 3 percent amid concerns over inflation, Omicron and supply-chain constraints in the country, The Wall Street Journal has reported.

WSWS (2022-01-18). Quebec's public health director forced to resign as Omicron infections overwhelm health care system. wsws.org The forced resignation of Horacio Arruda, until now a close associate of Premier Legault, is being used to distract attention from the CAQ government's homicidal response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

sputniknews (2022-01-18). Japanese PM Kishida Delivers Speech on Second Day of Davos 2022 WEF Virtual Event. sputniknews.com The World Economic Forum had previously postponed its annual in-person meeting in Davos due to the omicron coronavirus strain. A face-to-face meeting in Switzerland is expected to take place this summer.

WorkWeek (2022-01-18). SEIU Members On Death Of Ludwig Leota,Chicago Teachers/ Zero Covid vs Permanent Covid. indybay.org WorkWeek covers SEIU 1021 Members On Death Of Ludwig Leota, Chicago Teachers & Zero Covid vs Permanent Covid 19, Vermont AFL-CIO On Rise Of Fascism, Journalist Jeremy Portjo's Assault & Argentina General Strike Against A Mining Company.

ecns.cn (2022-01-18). Macao tightens epidemic control due to COVID-19 outbreak in neighboring cities. ecns.cn China's Macao Special Administrative Region (SAR) has tightened epidemic control due to the latest COVID-19 outbreak in the neighboring mainland cities of Zhuhai and Zhongshan.

WSWS (2022-01-18). Ontario educator's post about allowing infectious students to return to class gives voice to widespread outrage. wsws.org The teacher, Ken, reported that he was made aware that a student with COVID-19 would be returning to his class today just five days after testing positive. "When I raised the concern that the kid is contagious for 10 days, I was told that the guidelines state he can come back after five days," he wrote on Twitter.

sputniknews (2022-01-18). Israeli Prime Minister Bennett Speaks on Second Day of 'Davos' Virtual 2022 WEF. sputniknews.com The World Economic Forum (WEF) summit which traditionally takes place in January in Davos, Switzerland is being held virtually this year, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

WSWS (2022-01-18). Australian pathology worker warns about dangerous conditions facing frontline health staff. wsws.org "Up until a few months ago, collectors were having to work in COVID wards, and then later work in the general population, which obviously increased the risk of infection."

Peter Koenig (2022-01-18). Video: Digital Tyranny and the Rockefeller-Gates WHO "Vaxx-Certificate Passport": Towards a World War III Scenario. globalresearch.ca It's an electronic ID-program using the Covid-19 "vaccine as a platform for digital identity, linking everything to everything of each individual (records of health, banking, personal and private, etc.), managed by a state agency or in extremis, by the private sector.

WSWS (2022-01-18). Autoworkers describe horrible working conditions: "There are so many out because of COVID; we are operating with a serious skeleton crew" wsws.org With ranks thinned by sickness, the remaining workers are being forced to labor long hours as the automakers seek to extract every ounce of profit.

ecns.cn (2022-01-18). Beijing reports two local COVID-19 cases, one person testing positive. ecns.cn Beijing reported two confirmed locally transmitted COVID-19 cases and one other person testing positive for COVID-19 from Monday to 3 p.m. Tuesday, according to local authorities.

ecns.cn (2022-01-18). Los Angeles County's daily new cases increase by nearly 10 times in one month. ecns.cn U.S. Los Angeles County on Monday reported 31,576 new COVID-19 cases, nearly 10 times the 3,360 new daily cases reported on Dec. 17, 2021, said the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.

S. Arutchelvan (2022-01-18). Think of the many — don't worry for the few. greenleft.org.au Oxfam International revealed that Asia's billionaires have increased their wealth by 74% while 148 million others in the region have been pushed into poverty since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, writes S. Arutchelvan.

Staff (2022-01-18). Autocracies more trusted than democracies — study. rt.com Public confidence in democratic governments has fallen amid the pandemic | A global survey has found that autocracies have become increasingly trusted, while confidence in democracies has fallen. One of the reasons given is the alleged poor management of the Covid-19 pandemic in democratic states. | In a study published this week, the Edelman Trust Barometer, a communications group that has polled thousands of people over two decades,

WSWS (2022-01-18). Record surge in COVID-19 child deaths as opposition grows among US educators and students. wsws.org The WSWS spoke to educators, parents and students nationwide about conditions in their schools and their thoughts on the most recent collective actions of educators and students across the US and globally.

sputniknews (2022-01-18). Dominic Cummings Ready to 'Swear Under Oath' BoJo 'Lied' About No 10 Lockdown-Busting 'Boozy Party'. sputniknews.com Senior civil servant Sue Gray is currently leading a probe into a series of alleged parties that took place on Downing Street and at other government departments at a time when the UK was under strict COVID-19 restrictions, with the event on 20 May 2020 the most contentious of them, implicating Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

WSWS (2022-01-18). Amid COVID-19 outbreaks in China, corporate fears of a worsening supply chain crisis. wsws.org The concerted push by the Western media for the Chinese government to drop its COVID-zero policy takes on another dimension as global corporations grapple with mounting supply chain breakdowns.

WSWS (2022-01-18). Michigan educators and students: Join the fight to close schools and stop the pandemic! wsws.org This statement was adopted by Michigan educators, parents and students to fight plans to reopen schools in Detroit and other cities despite the record-breaking surge in COVID infections and hospitalizations.

WSWS (2022-01-18). Polls point to historic political crisis in Australia. wsws.org The underlying disgust has been deepened by outrage over the rising toll of working-class COVID infections, hospitalisations and deaths.

sputniknews (2022-01-18). Playboy's Hefner Hosted Weekly Dinners With Hookers Attended by Influential Pals – Report. sputniknews.com Shocking revelations continue to come from the highly-anticipated upcoming documentary "Secrets of Playboy," which includes interviews with models, girlfriends, employees, and friends of the late media mogul. The movie is expected to be released next week.

_____ (2022-01-18). Elizabeth Fowler Defending Trump Program To Privatize Medicare. popularresistance.org Put aside Democrat versus Republican. | Let's just look at corporations versus people. | Elizabeth (Liz) Fowler has a stellar corporate resume. | For seven years, she worked at Johnson & Johnson, as vice president for global health policy. | Before joining Johnson & Johnson, she was chief health counsel to Senate Finance Committee chair Max Baucus, who banned single payer advocates from the deliberations that led to the insurance company dominated Affordable Care Act. | In her off time, Fowler is a runner. | She runs marathons and triathlons around the world. | During work hours, she carries the torch f…

Gideon Polya (2022-01-18). Excellent Xinjiang Health Statistics vs US Alliance Lies. dissidentvoice.org The US and its allies are countering the re-emergence of China with a Sinophobic confection of new alliances (the AUKUS and the Quad), military threats, jingoism and false propaganda about a falsely claimed Uyghur Genocide in Xinjiang. The UK Uyghur Tribunal admits that there have been no mass killings in Xinjiang but absurdly asserts that …

US Department of Justice (2022-01-18). Pfizer Inc. "Fraudulent Marketing": "Largest Health Care Fraud Settlement in Its History" (2009). US Department of Justice. globalresearch.ca First posted on Global Research on July 19, 2021 | . | Introductory …

Michael Lyon (2022-01-18). Tuesday 1/18: Opportunities and Dangers for Medicare and Guaranteed Healthcare in California. indybay.org Zoom info: us02web.zoom.us/j/2880330680?pwd=VXlSdVBERFM3OFVuVGdrampVQkovUT09. ID 288 033 0680 Password 131457. Phone in at 1-669 900 9128, then punch in 288 033 0680 and #, then 131457 and punch # again.

WSWS (2022-01-18). Australian prime minister demands schools reopen to maintain workforce for corporations. wsws.org Children, teachers, and school workers are being told to accept the risk of infection and serious health consequences in the interests of big business and finance capital.

WSWS (2022-01-18). Oxfam report "Inequality Kills": Billionaires racked up wealth while millions died during the pandemic. wsws.org The latest briefing from the charity paints a devastating picture of the world capitalist order reporting that the unprecedented accumulation of wealth by the world's elite is contributing to the death of one person every four seconds.

WSWS (2022-01-18). Oxfam report highlights widening pandemic inequality in Asia. wsws.org Like other similar reports, the Oxfam analysis is marked by the stark contrast between the devastating facts and figures it presents and the empty policy prescriptions it advances.

WSWS (2022-01-18). Chicago students, teachers and workers: Unite! Close all schools and nonessential workplaces to end the pandemic! wsws.org The fight in Chicago to close schools and save lives is far from over, but the development of this struggle requires a united movement of workers and student youth independent of the big-business parties and the corporatist unions.

Staff (2022-01-18). La pandemia actual: Lo que se dice y no se dice sobre ella. cubadebate.cu La pandemia ocupa casi todo el espacio mediático hoy en la mayoría de los países de renta superior. Y a través de tal espacio se puede ver lo que se está diciendo y, más importante, lo que no se está diciendo sobre la pandemia en los establishments político-mediáticos en la mayoría de tales países. Y las conclusiones que derivan de la realidad que les rodea son muy preocupantes. Veamos ejemplos de ello.

WSWS (2022-01-18). UK Tory Party threatens war against Russia, prepares class war at home. wsws.org The Tory agenda is driven by a raging crisis of British and world imperialism that has been deepened immeasurably by the pandemic.

Isheka N. Harrison (2022-01-17). WHO Says Omicron Is Life-Threatening For Unvaccinated, Elderly, Underlying Conditions: 3 Things To Know. moguldom.com While many have dubbed Omicron a "mild" variant of covid-19, the World Health Organization (WHO) is encouraging people to still take precautions against the "massive threat" it presents — particularly certain groups like the unvaccinated, elders and those with underlying conditions. Here are three things to know about how the Omicron variant affects certain groups. …

ecns.cn (2022-01-17). Experts doubt Biden's ability to keep U.S. businesses, schools open amid Omicron: The Guardian. ecns.cn While U.S. President Joe Biden has vowed to keep businesses and schools open, some experts wonder if that's possible given the high infectious nature of Omicron and the lack of adequate measures to combat it, The Guardian said in a recent report.

WSWS (2022-01-17). Omicron wave in Germany leads to massive increase in infections. wsws.org Despite a massive spread of the virus, the German government is continuing the "profits before lives" policy that has already led to more than 115,000 dead.

WSWS (2022-01-17). Australian COVID-19 deaths continue to climb as governments claim Omicron is about to "peak" wsws.org Contrary to claims this is a "pandemic of the unvaccinated," most COVID-19 deaths in New South Wales were of fully vaccinated people.

WSWS (2022-01-17). Omicron's surge through rural America will take a terrible toll. wsws.org The number of people admitted for COVID-19 remains at record highs. The surge of infections has begun to move into rural America, where the completely unprepared health care systems face calamity.

Fight Back (2022-01-17). Retail sales drop in December. fightbacknews.org San José, CA – On Friday, January 14, the U.S. Department of Commerce reported that retail sales dropped 1.9% in December 2021. This number was called "terrible" by economists, who expected a very slight drop of 0.1%. Since the retail sales report is not adjusted for inflation, sales discounting higher prices fell almost 2.5%. | Many news reports tried to blame the new Omicron variant of COVID-19, which began to surge in the United States in December. But online sales, which usually go up when people don't want to shop in stores because of the pandemic, fell a much sharper 8.7% in December, more than four times…

_____ (2022-01-17). Biden Urged To Fire Covid Response Chief Over 'Damning' Failures. popularresistance.org President Joe Biden is coming under growing pressure to fire White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator Jeff Zients—a former private equity executive with no public health background—as the administration continues to face criticism over its slow-moving and inadequate efforts to combat Covid-19. | Watchdog groups have long warned that Zients is not qualified to take on the massive task of leading the federal government's pandemic response given both his lack of scientific and medical experience as well as his record in the private sector, where his firm invested in a company accused of exploitative…

Joyce Chediac (2022-01-17). Hospital greed caused nurse shortage, not COVID-19. liberationnews.org Short-staffing is an intentional practice where hospitals don't schedule enough RNs to safely care for patients in order to increase hospital profits.

Nino Brown (2022-01-17). Boston students walk out to demand remote learning & stronger COVID safety. liberationnews.org Students across Boston walked out of their schools at 10: 30 a.m. on Jan. 14 in protest against unsafe learning conditions. Their demands align with the Boston Teachers Union — that state officials strengthen COVID-19 safety protocols and make remote learning an option.

Kamal Iranidoost (2022-01-17). Covid-19 daily deaths in Iran drop to 20 despite cold winter. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 17 (MNA)— The daily death toll from the Covid-19 pandemic in Iran has fallen to 20 for the first time after nearly two years since the outbreak of the contagious disease in the country.

Staff (2022-01-17). China makes Winter Olympics decision amid new Covid fears. rt.com China will not sell tickets to the general public to attend the upcoming Winter Olympics in Beijing | China has canceled plans for the public sale of 2022 Winter Olympics tickets, with only invited groups set to be allowed to watch the action in person at February's Games in Beijing. | With foreign fans

WSWS (2022-01-17). Doctor discusses desperate situation at Sri Lankan COVID-19 treatment hospital. wsws.org "Health workers held protests demanding a lockdown, as well as more tests and health facilities. The government only declared a second lockdown because this opposition was developing." — Sri Lanka doctor…

Tom Engelhardt (2022-01-17). Tomgram: Alfred McCoy, An Epochal Decline in American Global Power. warisacrime.org This article originally appeared at TomDispatch.com. To receive TomDispatch in your inbox three times a week, click here. Honestly, I wonder why (other than Covid-19) Americans aren't out in the streets protesting. Oh wait, given that we've just "celebrated" the anniversary of January 6th and our world is alive with talk of coming violence against the …

WSWS (2022-01-17). 32-year-old Ford Chicago Assembly Plant worker dies of COVID-19. wsws.org Caleb Dye's death was a preventable tragedy, under conditions in which management, the unions and the political establishment have allowed COVID to spread uncontrolled in workplaces and schools.

WSWS (2022-01-17). Spanish scientists oppose PSOE-Podemos call to treat COVID-19 like the flu. wsws.org The Socialist Party (PSOE)-Podemos government plans to ignore mass COVID-19 infections and deaths by treating it as an "endemic disease" similar to influenza.

WSWS (2022-01-17). Redondo Beach, California high school students walk out amid mass COVID-19 infections. wsws.org Redondo Union High School senior Michael Lee-Chang spoke with the WSWS on the students' courageous actions and the deepening spread of COVID-19 within schools.

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